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Pelosi picks Republican Trump critic for Jan 6 panel

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Washington (AFP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday appointed a fierce critic of Donald Trump from within his party to a select committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol insurrection, in a move challenging other Republicans to join the fact-finding probe. Congresswoman Liz Cheney — recently booted from Republican leadership because she refused to tone down her public criticism of Trump — said she was honored to have been picked to serve on the panel. “What happened on January 6th can never happen again,” Cheney said in a statement, referring to the deadly riot that occurred when…

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