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Tags: liz cheney | jan.6 | committee | criminal acts

Liz Cheney: Jan. 6 Panel Will Reveal New Info, Suggest Legislation, Penalties

Rep. Liz Cheney in front of a microphone
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. (Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 21 March 2022 10:54 AM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan. 6 select committee will reveal new details surrounding the attack on the Capitol, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Sunday.

Cheney, one of two anti-Trump Republicans who joined Democrats in comprising the committee, added that the panel will recommend legislation and criminal penalties for officials who failed to carry out their duties.

"Our first priority is to make recommendations, and we're looking at things like do we need additional enhanced criminal penalties for the kind of supreme dereliction of duty that you saw with [then-President Donald] Trump when he refused to tell the mob to go home after he had provoked that attack on the Capitol," Cheney said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"So, there will be legislative recommendations, and there certainly will be new information. I can tell you I have not learned a single thing since I have been on this committee that has made me less concerned or less worried about the gravity of the situation and the actions that President Trump took and also refused to take while the attack was underway."

The panel has been calling in witnesses for interviews for months and plans to hold hearings in the spring, The Washington Times reported.

Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., are the only Republicans on the panel.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said she didn't regret voting to acquit Trump during his first impeachment trial.

"The evidence that was put on didn't make the case," Cheney said. "The Jan. 6 situation and attack is obviously something that is fundamentally different. We all watched that unfold in real-time. We all lived through that attack.

"I will say the Jan. 6 committee is very much focused on lessons learned from that first impeachment and very much focused on making sure the American people have all the facts and the truth about what happened."

In a March 2 court filing, the committee said Trump may have engaged in criminal conduct in his bid to overturn his election defeat.

"Evidence and information available to the Committee establishes a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts," the committee said in the filing.

"The Select Committee also has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States."

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan. 6 select committee will reveal new details surrounding the attack on the Capitol, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Sunday.
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