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Tags: 2020 Elections | adam kinzinger | liz cheney | kevin mccarthy | jan. 6 | storming of the capitol | gop

Freedom Caucus Wants to Boot Reps. Kinzinger, Liz Cheney Out of GOP

liz cheney stands contrite during a press conference in front of an american flag
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. (Bill Clark/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 01 September 2021 10:27 PM

House Freedom Caucus Leader Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., is sending a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to remove both Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the Republican Conference for their roles on the Jan. 6 Select Committee.

Biggs drafted a letter, CNN reported Wednesday, to McCarthy calling for Kinzinger and Cheney's removal because of their role in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's orchestrate investigation of the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6.

"This proposal is not because of a policy or political difference, but because some members have chosen to work with the Democrats to investigate and potentially remove Republican members from the House," the letter says, according to a draft copy obtained by CNN. "Republican Conference meetings are an opportunity for elected House Republicans to come together and strategize the most effective path to push back on the radical policies of Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and the Democrats."

Newsmax has not been able to verify or confirm the draft letter, which CNN said was dated Sept. 2.

"Many of the coming discussions will likely revolve around our defense against the Democrats' perpetuation of the false narrative that Jan. 6 was an insurrection, and how to protect our own from their legally questionable investigative methods," the letter continues. "Congresswoman Cheney and Congressman Kinzinger are two spies for the Democrats that we currently invite to the meetings, despite our inability to trust them."

Kinzinger and Cheney both voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for "inciting" the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, when several hundred supporters of the former president stormed the building during a joint session of Congress as it worked to verify the final Electoral College tally from the 2020 presidential election.

Unarmed U.S. veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by a security officer when she attempted to climb through a broken window in a door in the Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes after the protest and later died.

Three other deaths among protest participants were due to overdoses or other medical issues, according to the city's medical examiner.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has already faced a backlash for her criticism of Trump and her impeachment vote from the members of her state party in Wyoming, which voted overwhelmingly for the former president.

Both she and Kinzinger are the only Republicans serving on Pelosi's committee after the speaker rejected McCarthy's choices for five members.

Recently the committee has asked for the records of Trump administration officials and social media companies as part of its inquiry, The Hill reported.

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House Freedom Caucus Leader Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., is sending a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to remove both Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the Republican Conference.
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