House-selected Committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) condemned her fellow Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) Louie Gohmert (Texas), who protested outside the Department of Justice in defense of the rioters as Capitol police officers were giving testimonies regarding the events that occurred on Jan. 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.
Cheney condemned the group and Republican leadership for what she described as a shift from recognizing “what actually happened” on Jan. 6 to protesting outside the DOJ during the hearing.
“The fact that they’ve gone from recognizing what happened on the 6th to protesting in front of the DOJ on behalf of those who are part of the insurrection… I think it’s a disgrace,” she said.
It is not clear that anyone from Republican leadership was involved in the protest, which ended abruptly after being interrupted by counter-protesters.
Cheney, along with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), are the only two Republicans who agreed to serve on the Jan. 6 panel designed to investigate the events of that day.
Cheney on her fellow Republicans:
“The fact that they’ve gone from recognizing what happened on the 6th to protesting in front of the DOJ on behalf of those who are part of the insurrection… I think it’s a disgrace.” pic.twitter.com/2ttuLqSDNl
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 27, 2021