‘Despicable’: Liz Cheney blasts move to pull fellow Republicans from Capitol attack committee – live

9.18pm BST

As expected, the cloture vote to move along the bipartisan infrastructure deal does not pass in the Senate.

49-51: Senate along party lines blocked Schumer’s efforts to move forward with debate on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which has yet-to-be finalized. 60 votes were needed. Majority Leader changed his vote to No to allow for another vote “at a future time.” pic.twitter.com/zE95KTFKO6

Collins says 11 Republican senators are sending Schumer a letter that they’ll be prepared to vote to start debate on infrastructure on Monday

Infrastructure vote has failed.

Schumer has voted no so he can bring it back up

8.48pm BST

Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney did not hold back on her colleagues today, as she blasted House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and his decision to remove all the Republicans that he appointed to the House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol.

She pointed out that one of the two Republican appointees that House speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected – Jim Banks and Jim Jordan – “may well be a material witness to events that led to” the attack.

Rep. Liz Cheney says one of the two lawmakers Speaker Pelosi rejected “may well be a material witness to events that led to” the Jan. 6 attack. https://t.co/hPo777vDoI

“I agree with what the Speaker has done,” @Liz_Cheney tells @mkraju about the 1/6 committee, after @SpeakerPelosi blocked two GOP members who denied insurrection from serving on commission. She calls McCarthy’s rhetoric: “disgraceful.”

NEW: Cheney says McCarthy should NOT be speaker.

“Any person who would be 3rd in line to the presidency must demonstrate a commitment to the Constitution and a commitment to the rule of law, and Minority Leader McCarthy has not done that.” pic.twitter.com/fpQEd1kCab

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Source: theguardian