The council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday to form a selection committee on Jan. 6.
The law does not specify who will chair the committee, leaving the decision on Pelosi. Members of the Black Caucus House of Representatives appointed Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, to serve. And he signaled that he wanted the position. Thompson told POLITICO on Monday evening that he would do things. “Step by step”
Some Democrats fear that Republicans may appoint hard-core members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to the committee, which could ignite tensions over the attack.
“If you̵7;re going to do that I can’t think of anyone better than someone like Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Arizona State Representative Andy Biggs, who made it clear he opposes the committee and will not attend himself. “She doesn’t have a committee. She can put a lot of time and effort into it.”
Several Democratic sources said they expected Pelosi to appoint a Republican who had pushed for a meaningful review of the Jan. 6 riots. More than three dozen Republicans supported the independent bipartisan commission earlier this month. Even if it was blocked in the Senate.
Pelosi did not specify who she would choose, but Democrats were quick to speculate that she could appoint a straightforward Republican. It’s not just about the failure to create an independent commission. But also the former president’s role in the uprising — List Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) or Adam Kinzinger (R) -Ill.)
Kinzinger spokesman Maura Gillespie said he wanted a bipartisan approach to investigating the riots and did not want an investigation. “Change politics” but gives opposition to the GOP in the bill. “We need answers”
“Whether or not Congressman Kinzinger will serve on the selection committee is up to President Pelosi,” Gillespie said.
Cheney declined to comment when asked by reporters. but said she didn’t talk to Pelosi.
Another popular Republican, who helped oversee the bipartisan bill only to be rejected by GOP leader, New York Representative John Katko, said in a statement that he opposes the commission as a “continuation of the law.” “Turbocharged Allies Training” and there will be “a hard to imagine scenario I would be in if asked.”
The committee was charged with investigating the riots and assessing lessons learned from the Jan. 6 security failure, the same focus as the halted bipartisan committee. will have the power to issue summons
“Republicans in the Senate gave Mitch McConnell a ‘personal favor’ over their patriotic duty and voted for a bipartisan committee negotiated by Democrats and Republicans,” Pelosi said in a statement. The statement quoted the Senate GOP leader “but Democrats are determined to find the truth.”
The selection committee had no deadline for a final report on the riots. although it can give An “interim report” on the findings The party committee will present its final report by the end of the year.