Jan. 6 Inquisition Staff Angry With Cheney’s Trump Derangement Syndrome

Jan. 6 Inquisition Staff Angry With Cheney's TDS
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during the Washington Post Global Women's Summit at the newspaper's headquarters on November 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. The inaugural summit featured a collection of speakers ranging from activists to politicians gathered to discuss issues pertaining to women. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Jan. 6 committee’s staff is reportedly angry with Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) apparent overfixation on former President Donald Trump, particularly in the commission’s final report.
  • In her position as vice chairwoman, the Wyoming congresswoman has exerted considerable control over the investigation, steering it away from the original goal of investigating security failures on Jan. 6 to an attack on former President Donald Trump. Her policy of removing investigations not immediately relating to Trump has sparked frustration from many working on the committee.
  • “We all came from prestigious jobs, dropping what we were doing because we were told this would be an important fact-finding investigation that would inform the public,” one former committee staffer told the outlet. “But when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”

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