From the moment that the January 6th select committee was announced, there were predictions that the group would turn into a political tool used to damage Donald Trump’s reputation ahead of the 2024 election.
And, despite their early denials and consistent, feigned offense at such a suggestion, that is precisely what has become of the committee.
The committee is now said to be suffering from some internal turmoil…all thanks to outgoing Senator Liz Cheney’s obsession with the former President.
The staff for the January 6 panel has expressed frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney for focusing the committee’s final report too much on former President Donald Trump, at the expense of other aspects of the investigations, according to a report published Wednesday by The Washington Post.
The Post spoke to 15 former and current staffers who said Cheney, the committee’s vice chair, has exerted high levels of control over the investigation and the final report. Some staffers said they felt that Cheney’s focus on Trump was for her own political gain.
The staffers were brutal in their assessment.
“We all came from prestigious jobs, dropping what we were doing because we were told this would be an important fact-finding investigation that would inform the public,” one former committee staffer told The Post. “But when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”
Cheney was soundly defeated in her 2022 primary campaign after Trump and the MAGA Movement honed in on her Wyoming race.
Cheney’s anti-Trump slant also caused the Wyoming Republican Party to disavow the longtime member of the GOP, leaving her political future rather uncertain.