Democrats promote Cheney to vice chairwoman of Jan. 6 panel

Liz Cheney

FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. A nationwide fight for the GOP’s future is getting fierce in Wyoming. House Republicans are expected to vote in the coming days on whether to oust Cheney from their third-ranking leadership post over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. Back in Cheney’s GOP-dominated home state, momentum is growing not only for statewide GOP censure but also for a 2022 primary opponent (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the January 6 Capitol incident.

The Democrats placed the Wyoming congresswoman in a leadership spot on the panel Thursday as some Republicans were threatening to oust her from the GOP conference for participating. Cheney is a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump and has remained defiant amid the criticism from her own party. Cheney has insisted Congress must probe the Capitol incident.

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