House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she was appointing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) to the new select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
The news from CNN comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened members of his own party that he would strip any Republican member of their committee assignments if they accepted an offer from Pelosi.
Under the House’s resolution, Pelosi appoints eight members to the commission and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has five slots “in consultation” with Pelosi — meaning the House speaker could veto his selections.
House Republicans removed Cheney from her leadership post earlier this year over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Pelosi also said the chairman of the committee will be Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat. Other members include Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Adam Schiff, Pete Aguilar, Stephanie Murphy, Jamie Raskin and Elaine Luria, according to CNN.