July 1 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the appointment of Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to a newly created committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"That day saw the most sacred space in our Republic overrun by an angry and violent mob attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power."
The House approved the committee's creation in a 222-190 vote Wednesday. Cheney, of Wyoming, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., were the only Republicans to vote for the panel.
Kinzinger noted that he'd be open to serving on the committee, as well.
Cheney is one of eight members appointed to the panel by Pelosi. McCarthy is allotted five selections to fill "in consultation" with Pelosi.
Asked earlier this week whether she was considering vetoing McCarthy's proposals, Pelosi said, "We'll see who they nominate."
Others appointees to the committee announced Thursday include Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.,; Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Pete Aguilar, D-Calif.; Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.; Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; and Elaine Luria, D-Va.