GOP Rep. Liz Cheney named vice chair of panel investigating Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney, who has rankled members of her party in Congress over her opposition to former President Donald Trump, will be vice chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was one of two Republicans that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected for the committee, leading McCarthy to pull all of his nominees. File Photo by Sarah Silbiger/UPI | License Photo

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on August 24 after the House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has threatened tech companies that agree to cooperate with the committee. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo

Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., made the announcement Thursday elevating Cheney to vice chair of the panel. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/UPI | License Photo

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., listens during the opening hearing of the U.S. House committee investigating the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Canon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on July 27. File Photo by Jim Bourg/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney, who has rankled members of her party in Congress over her opposition to former President Donald Trump, will be vice chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, lawmakers said…
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