Cheney triggered by Tom Cotton’s criticism of Jan 6 Soviet-style show trial

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has become a one-trick pony in what is almost certainly her waning days as a Republican lawmaker, attacking Donald Trump and all who question the politicized Soviet-style Jan 6 committee she proudly sits on.

The latest target of her ire is Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who dared to criticize the recently aired Jan, 6 show trials while acknowledging that he did not watch them.

“Hey @SenTomCotton – heard you on @hughhewitt criticizing the Jan 6 hearings. Then you said the strangest thing; you admitted you hadn’t watched any of them. Here’s a tip: actually watching them before rendering judgment is more consistent with ‘Anglo-American jurisprudence,'” Cheney tweeted.

Talk about projection, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s politically-motivated select committee rendered judgment against Trump before the first gavel was ever dropped. And Cheney’s remarks are an insult to jurisprudence, given that due process has been stuffed in a congressional closet somewhere. Trump has no representation on the committee or during the hearings, no ability to question witnesses or counter testimony.

What set Cheney off was Cotton’s appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Monday, where the GOP senator talked about Pelosi rejecting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s top two Republican picks for the panel, U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan, from Ohio, and Jim Banks, from Indiana. The unprecedented move prompted McCarthy to pull his remaining GOP choices. Pelosi would respond by hand-picking Cheney and fellow Trump-hating U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., who were then dubbed “Pelosi Republicans.”

“It was clear in Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to seat Jim Jordan and Jim Banks as Republican members of that committee, a break with precedent going back to the beginning of the House of Representatives in the 18th Century,” Cotton said. “And I think what you’ve seen over the last few weeks is why Anglo-American jurisprudence going back centuries has found that adversarial inquiry, cross-examination is the best way to get at the truth.”

He would also tell Hewitt that he’d only seen “a snippet here or there on the news.”

“I will confess that I did not watch that hearing, and I have not watched any of the hearings, so I’ve not seen any of them out of the context that I see a snippet here or there on the news,” Cotton said.

Given that the liberal media breathlessly reported on every aspect of the hearings, the fact that Cotton didn’t watch the proceedings doesn’t mean he could not have followed them.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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