In doing so?
She gives Republicans and Trump the middle finger…..
Make no mistake House members Cheney and now added Rep. Kinzinger ARE Republicans…
But THAT works for Pelosi and the country in how the House committee will do its work and what will come out in the end….
The House Speaker seems to have out manuevered House Minority Leader Republican McCarthy’s effort to knee cap Democratic efforts to have a Congressional report on what happened to them on Jan.6…..
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally tapped Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — a rare Donald Trump antagonist in his party — to the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection as part of a boosted Republican presence.
Kinzinger joins Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in serving on the Democratic-led panel, which is designed to examine the circumstances surrounding the violent assault of Trump supporters on the Capitol earlier this year, including the actions of the former president.
Pelosi in a statement said Kinzinger “brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”
The addition of Kinzinger looked increasingly likely in recent days, with Pelosi teasing the appointment Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” acknowledging that naming Kinzinger would be part of her “plan.”
Kinzinger in a statement described it as a duty to the country: “When duty calls, I will always answer.”
“I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable,” reads Kinzinger’s appointment. “This moment requires a serious, clear-eyed, non-partisan approach. We are duty-bound to conduct a full investigation on the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814 and to make sure it can never happen again.”….
image….Credit…Pool photo by Ting Shen