U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two so-called Republicans on the House’s January 6th Committee, has claimed the investigation is balanced and fair but many of the panel’s actions and some optics tell a different story.
“If questioner (Cheney) wants to appear fair to jury (American people), it probably is not a good idea to get caught on camera hugging the witness,” tweeted Greta Van Susteren, citing Politico and sharing an image of Cheney hugging Cassidy Hutchinson after a special hearing on Tuesday.
The telling photo of Cheney’s exchange with the former aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows following her bombshell allegations about former President Trump raised questions about the committee’s supposed objectiveness in the proceedings.
Susteren’s tweet went on to note that “already people have very strong feelings – both ways – about this hearing and pics like this don’t help.”
If questioner (Cheney) wants to appear fair to jury (American people), it probably is not a good idea to get caught on camera hugging the witness…see below from @Politico;already people have very strong feelings – both ways – about this hearing and pics like this don’t help; pic.twitter.com/lbdkMtzT4y
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 29, 2022
Last week, the vice chairwoman of the House Jan. 6 select committee marched over to the witness table during recess and gave a hug to Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers after his testimony.
Liz Cheney hugs Arizona House speaker Rusty Bowers after his testimony. pic.twitter.com/sETHlX49Ef
— Ted Johnson (@tedstew) June 21, 2022
Cheney’s latest move in hugging Hutchinson, whose testimony was almost immediately shot full of holes by those who were actually involved in the events she recounted, sparked heated criticism on social media.
— Rob Dee (@RPT00769) June 30, 2022
Was this a congratulatory hug for that performance? Just like the script read huh. When will you be interviewing the actual agent? You and everyone on that committee is a disgrace and need to be investigated pic.twitter.com/XeTcaJ76Rx
— Rick R (@rick_rayburn) June 29, 2022
— Fred Fredburger (@ScienceEvolves) June 29, 2022
And pictures circulating on social media of Liz Cheney giving Cassidy a hug after her testimony, not a very good look for a committee trying to portray a balanced appearance
— HL (@FINNAH4) June 29, 2022
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 29, 2022
Nothing to see here…
They’re just celebrating the witness’ soon-to-be-announced multi million dollar book deal from a publishing house that gets no-bid contracts and donates to the DNC heavily.
Nothing to see here. https://t.co/UN4szPDJiF
— OldSaltCityAce (@OldSaltCityAce) June 30, 2022
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