Rep. McCarthy Could Remove Rep. Cheney from Key Committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Friday that he would not ”rule out” removing Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the influential Armed Services Committee in the latest backlash over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., vetoing two GOP members from the Select Committee on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

”I think it’s a conference decision,” McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. ”The conference will look at it.”

Cheney is the only Republican Pelosi named to her select committee to investigate the riot at the federal building that killed five people including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and civilian Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by a different, unidentified Capitol Police officer.

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