Several Republicans criticize RNC censure of Cheney, Kinzinger

Some Republicans are pushing back against the Republican National Committee’s vote to formally censure two of their own party members — Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — over of their work investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, one of seven Republicans who voted to convict former President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly Capitol riot, called the censure “absolutely wrong” on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

“‘I’m not here to be a representative of the Republican Party. I’m here to be the representative of Alaska people. And I take that job very seriously,” she said. “When the party is taking an approach or saying things that I think are just absolutely wrong I think it is my responsibility as an Alaskan senator speaking out for Alaskans to just speak the truth.”

The measure was adopted Friday by a voice vote at the RNC’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, which brought together the party’s 168 members for their general session.

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