Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) tore up Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Monday night for her criticism of public hearings held by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
“Hey @SenTomCotton – you heard on @hughhewitt criticizing the Jan 6 hearings,” Cheney tweeted. “So you said the weirdest thing; you admitted you haven’t watched any of them.
Cotton spoke to Tory radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday morning, where he argued that the lack of cross-examination of witnesses during the January 6 hearings was a departure from ‘Anglo case law’. -American”.
“I think what you’ve seen over the past few weeks is why Anglo-American jurisprudence going back centuries has concluded that cross-questioning and cross-examination is the best way to get to the truth,” Cotton said.
He continued: “There is no one on this committee who has a view different from Nancy Pelosi, or even a view that resembles, we should look at the full context of all these statements, all these recordings, of this whole video.”
Cheney, one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee, fired back at Cotton for criticizing the hearings he admitted he didn’t watch.
“Here’s a tip: Looking at them before making a judgment is more in line with ‘Anglo-American jurisprudence,'” she said.
Cotton admitted on Hewitt’s show while discussing the most recent public hearing that “I didn’t watch that hearing, and I didn’t watch any of the hearings, so I didn’t see any of them. out of context I see a snippet here or there on the news.
However, Cotton has always objected to the January 6 committee for the lack of context presented by its members.
“They never released the full transcripts. They never released the full videos,” he said of the interviews conducted behind closed doors. “We have no idea what these witnesses said in the full context of their depositions. And even if we did, there were no lawyers in the room probing the other way.