Mikie Sherill knew something was off on January 5th. The New Jersey Democratic Representative spotted several different freshmen Republican members of the House giving personal tours of the Capitol to people they identified as “friends and family”, something that wasn’t a regular event and rarely occurred around Congress.
So when the violent and deadly events of January 6th were unfolding, Sherill couldn’t help but wonder if those same freshmen GOP Reps had something to do with what was happening.
Now that the January 6th Select Committee is getting ready to convene, Sherill is happy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appointment of Republican Liz Cheney, and also commends the Speaker’s refusal to allow Reps. Jim Jordan (Q-Ohio) and Jim Banks (Q-IN) to be a part of the inquiry into the insurrection they stand accused of helping to plan–by Cheney herself.
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) July 15, 2021
While the Republicans weakly protest the Select Committee when they voted overwhelmingly against a bipartisan January 6th Commission, Sherill is convinced the lone member of the GOP currently joining the Democrats to investigate the Capitol riots will be able to hold her colleagues accountable in a way a Democrat wouldn’t be able to. Rep. Sherill joined Andrea Mitchell on Thursday morning to discuss the Commission and Speaker Pelosi’s choices, saying in part, “I would put Liz Cheney against Jim Jordan any day of the week,” wishing that “every member of Congress could have one iota of her courage.”
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 22, 2021
Watch the full segment, below.