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In just a matter of hours, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be off and running with her “select committee”, tapped to investigate the events of January 6th, 2021.
The move was controversial from the start, with the GOP insisting that Pelosi was simply hoping to conjure more partisan attacks against former President Donald Trump, with a possible focus of the probe being his alleged “incitement” of the insurrection itself. (Trump was acquitted of this very accusation during his second impeachment trial, however).
The scandal ratcheted up in intensity last week when Pelosi barred two Republicans from being appointed to the committee on account of their “past actions”, which many believed was a flimsy excuse for not wanting their participation on account of their belief that the 2020 election was invalid.
Pelosi has now tapped another member of the GOP for the committee, however, but the MAGA wing of the Republican Party isn’t thrilled about it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the rare vocal critics inside the Republican Party of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the special committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol is set to hold its first hearing on Tuesday. Kinzinger will join Wyoming’s Liz Cheney as one of two Republicans chosen by Pelosi to serve on the nine-person panel. Both Cheney and Kinzinger voted in favor of impeaching Trump following the attack on the Capitol, and were the only GOP members to support the committee’s formation last month.
In a statement, Pelosi said that Kinzinger “brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”
The select committee will begin their investigation on Tuesday, hearing from at least 4 police officers who were in the midst of the chaos during the attempted insurrection.
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