House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) opposition will likely force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to say “goodbye” to her proposed commission to investigate the U.S. Capitol riots that took place on January 6, according to a Tuesday report.
McCarthy announced he will oppose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) commission plans.
“Republican requests for fair representation and an unbiased premise from which to begin such an investigation were always understood to be the starting point for bipartisan negotiations, not the end result,” McCarthy wrote in a statement.
“Given the political misdirections that have marred this process, given the now duplicative and potentially counterproductive nature of this effort, and given the Speaker’s shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America, I cannot support this legislation,” he added.
McCarthy argued any such commission should include a broader investigation into recent riots and government attacks. For example, a shooter targeted lawmakers at a Congressional baseball practice, while antifa and violent BLM protests have taken place over the past year.
Pelosi later responded, “It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the cowardice on the part of some on the Republican side — not to want to find the truth,” according to Politico.
“It’s hard to see this passing the Senate with only about a dozen Republicans voting for it in the House,” the outlet added.
Pelosi may want to punish Trump and other conservatives over Jan. 6, but it appears her wish will not come true this time.