Chairman Thompson Announces Representative Cheney as Select Committee Vice Chair

Sep 2, 2021

Bolton, MS—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today announced that he has named Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) to serve as the Vice Chair of the Select Committee.

Chairman Thompson said, “Representative Cheney has demonstrated again and again her commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Her leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort.”

House Resolution 503 established the Select Committee to investigate and report upon the facts, circumstances, and causes related to the January 6th attack and interference with the peaceful transfer of power.

“Every member of this committee is dedicated to conducting a non-partisan, professional, and thorough investigation of all the relevant facts regarding January 6th and the threat to our Constitution we faced that day. I have accepted the position of Vice Chair of the committee to assure that we achieve that goal. We owe it to the American people to investigate everything that led up to, and transpired on, January 6th. We will not be deterred by threats or attempted obstruction and we will not rest until our task is complete,” said Vice Chair Cheney.

Chairman Thompson continued, “It’s important to everyone that the Select Committee’s leadership reflect the bipartisan effort we are engaged in and I’m pleased that Ms. Cheney has agreed to serve as the select committee’s Vice Chair. We are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the full story of January 6th, and ensure that nothing like that day ever happens again.”

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