Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, announced Thursday that he has named Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as vice chair.
Why it matters: Cheney, who was already the committee’s top Republican, is now the panel’s second-ranking member, an unusual move for a committee dominated by Democrats due to House GOP leadership’s refusal to participate.
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