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Cheney Fires Back At Newt Gingrich For Saying Members Of Jan 6 Panel Could Be Jailed For Investigating Pro-Trump Insurrection

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Liz Cheney slams Newt Gingrich

On Sunday, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, responded to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who suggested during an interview on Fox News on Sunday that members of the House select committee investigating the pro-Trump January 6, 2021 attack against the U.S. Capitol could face jail once Republicans take control of the house and the senate.

During the interview, Gingrich threatened jail time for members of the Jan. 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

“You’re gonna have a Republican majority in the House, a Republican majority in the Senate. And all these people who’ve been so tough and so mean and so nasty are going to be delivered subpoenas for every document, every conversation, every tweet, every email,” Gingrich told right-wing host Maria Bartiromo before accusing the committee of being a “lynch mob” that is “pursuing innocent people.”

“I think when you have a Republican Congress, this is all going to come crashing down,” Gingrich said. “The wolves are gonna find out they’re now sheep, and they’re the ones who are, in fact, I think, going to face a real risk of going to jail for the kind of laws that they’re breaking,” Gingrich said.

Cheney issued a response on Twitter, warning: saying “this is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels.”

“A former Speaker of the House is threatening jail time for members of Congress who are investigating the violent January 6 attack on our Capitol and our Constitution,” the Wyoming Republican wrote. “This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels.”

Cheney and fellow Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger voted alongside eight other Republicans to impeach Trump for inciting his followers to attack the U.S. Capitol a little more than a year ago. Since then, Cheney and Kinzinger have faced substantial backlash from Trump and members of their own political party.