Republican leaders are considering which five House members will join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Jan. 6 committee, including some controversial GOP names.
Breitbart News reported some of the Republican House leaders under discussion include Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Mark Green (R-TN).
Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said during an interview on MSNBC, “You know, it wouldn’t shock me if [McCarthy] chose Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Lauren Boebert. You know, he’s got quite a collection of characters to choose from.”
Republicans remained opposed to the formation of the committee. House Democrats proposed a 9/11-like commission that passed the House but stalled in the Senate.
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) said in a Politico report, “I think the whole issue will become more partisan than it already is… I think Republicans are pretty unified in the idea that this is going to be a partisan exercise and it’s not going to be useful.”
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) said “this is purely a partisan exercise so that they can carry this issue that they think is their only winning issue in the election cycle.”
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) added, “I’m not sure that I would even do it. It’s kind of a fraudulent thing.”
Whoever joins will be in for a battle. With five Republicans and eight Democrats, its unlikely any GOP leader will be happy with the results.