Cheney Officially Out As January 6 Attack Reverberates Through Congress

May 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Trump supporters storm the Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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May 12, 2021

The January 6 Capitol attack reverberated through the halls of Congress Wednesday as committees investigated what happened and a member of Republican leadership lost her job for telling the truth about it.

House Republicans gathered at 9 a.m. ET to decide the fate of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who incurred the wrath of her colleagues for refusing to absolve former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for spreading the election fraud conspiracy theory. Minutes later, she was voted out.

With Congress still reeling from Cheney’s ouster, various committees grilled high-profile witnesses about the January 6 attack and the conditions that caused it.

What We're Covering:

  • 9 a.m. ET: House GOP met to decide Cheney's fate
  • 10 a.m. ET: Attorney General Merrick Garland and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss domestic violent extremism
  • 10 a.m. ET: Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, former acting AG Jeffrey Rosen and Metropolitan PD Chief Robert Contee appear before the House Oversight Committee to discuss "unanswered questions" from the Jan. 6 attack
  • 12 p.m. ET: Inspector general of the Architect of the Capitol Christopher Failla appears before the Committee on House Administration to discuss emergency preparedness in the light of Jan. 6

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The January 6 Capitol attack reverberated through the halls of Congress Wednesday as committees investigated what happened and a member of Republican leadership lost her job for telling the truth about it.

House Republicans gathered at 9 a.m. ET to decide the fate of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who incurred the wrath of her colleagues for refusing to absolve former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for spreading the election fraud conspiracy theory. Minutes later, she was voted out.

With Congress still reeling from Cheney’s ouster, various committees grilled high-profile witnesses about the January 6 attack and the conditions that caused it.

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