House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ky.) said Thursday that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) could lose her committee assignments after agreeing to partake in a Democrat-backed select committee that was recently formed to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol incident. In comments during a Thursday press conference, McCarthy said he was blindsided by Cheney’s decision to joinHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ky.) said Thursday that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) could lose her committee assignments after agreeing to partake in a Democrat-backed select committee that was recently formed to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol incident. In comments during a Thursday press conference, McCarthy said he was blindsided by Cheney’s decision to join the panel, which was strongly backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Cheney, who recently was ousted from her GOP leadership position, is the only House Republican to join the committee. Now, according to McCarthy, the Wyoming Republican may face further backlash from fellow GOP lawmakers. “I’m not threatening anybody with committee assignments,” McCarthy said during the conference. However, he added, “It was shocking to me that if a person is Republican, they get their committee assignments from the Republican conference. For somebody to accept committee assignments from Speaker Pelosi—that’s unprecedented.” Cheney was among just … …Read More

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