Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), who beforehand labored as an adviser to the Home choose committee investigating Jan. 6, stated Sunday that committee vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) had “outsized” affect over its work.
Riggleman was speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta forward of the discharge of the Jan. 6 panel’s much-anticipated closing report, anticipated to tie a bow on the investigations on the finish of this 12 months.
“I do suppose that she ought to’ve had extra members kind of taking the ball and operating with it when it got here with a few of this reporting,” Riggleman stated, noting that he stopped working with the panel months in the past.
“It’s laborious for me to criticize particularly, however I do suppose that Liz most likely had outsized affect, or perhaps an excessive amount of affect on the committee,” he added.
The feedback come after the Washington Put up reported that nameless committee employees are “angered and disillusioned” by Cheney’s give attention to former President Trump within the draft report.
Riggleman recommended that Cheney’s personal initiative could have overwhelmed “different opinions or fact-finding that’s happening on the time.”
The Hill has reached out to Cheney’s workplace for remark.
Trump lashed out at Cheney after the Washington Put up story, utilizing it as fodder to undercut Cheney’s work on the panel and criticize her for her reelection loss on this 12 months’s midterms.
A spokesperson for Cheney defended the Trump focus to the Washington Put up, saying the choice to residence in on the previous president was justified by his actions surrounding Jan. 6.
The Jan. 6 committee voted unanimously to subpoena Trump final month, issuing the formal summons with 19 areas of inquiry it hoped to the touch on with the previous president’s testimony.