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‘Unprecedented’: Cheney & McCarthy clash over Capitol riot probe

GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are at odds over the scope of a congressional probe into the deadly insurrection attempt on Capitol Hill earlier this year.

While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., wants to include a range of other violent acts, including those occurring during Black Lives Matter protests, GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., wants to keep it focused on the riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

“What happened on Jan. 6 is unprecedented in our history, and I think that it’s very important that the commission be able to focus on that,” Cheney advised.

She went on to acknowledge that she is “very concerned” about other incidents, but said they are part of “a different set of issues, a different set of problems, and a different set of solutions” that should be kept separate from the siege of the Capitol building.

“And so I think it’s very important that the Jan. 6 commission stays focused on what happened on Jan. 6 and what led to that day,” she concluded.

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