Liz Cheney’s Latest Cheap Shot Just Backfired

( Outgoing Republican Representative Liz Cheney took one final shot at the Republican Party during the final report that was issued by the House’s special January 6 investigating committee.

The committee, which Cheney served as co-chair of, issued its final report earlier this week. In it, she wrote she “had hoped for more” from the members of the GOP who supported Trump in the aftermath of the Capital riot.

That may not sound like very harsh words, but many within the Republican Party are likely to see it as a cheap shot Cheney took on her way out of Washington. Cheney lost her re-election bid over the summer in the GOP primary in Wyoming, so she won’t be serving in Congress anymore come the new year.

It seems that Cheney served on the January 6 committee with one thing in mind — taking down former President Donald Trump.

According to recent reports in The Washington Post, some of the former and current staffers for the January 6 commission complained that Cheney focused too much on the former president, and it was at the expense of details that many others felt were more important to their work.

The Post’s report said that at least 15 of these staffers on the committee thought Cheney was working “behind the scenes” to make sure that the panel’s final report focused primarily on Trump — at the expense of many other important details.

Cheney’s office apparently denied those allegations. They defended what she was doing by saying what she was cutting out of the final report was replete with “liberal bias.”

One of the former staffers that The Post cited said that Cheney made changes to the final report that were for political reasons. Others said that the fact that Cheney was so overtly focused on Trump himself ended up coming at the cost of other research the committee was trying to do that was vital — including into the financing of the Capital riot, various militia organizations and even law enforcement’s response.

One of the staffer’s told The Post:

“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. But, when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”

Cheney’s spokesman, Jeremy Adler, tried to defend his boss, saying that she was just trying to protect the integrity of the work the panel was doing by eliminating the “liberal bias” and various narratives that were tainting the investigation that was done.

He issued a statement to The Post that read:

“Donald Trump is the first president in American history to attempt to overturn an election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. So, damn right, Liz is ‘prioritizing’ understanding what he did and how he did it and ensuring it never happens again.”