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As the January 6th select committee continues their public relations parade this week, it appears that some cracks are forming within the group itself, calling into question just how organized and united they are.
The latest signs of trouble came as committee Chairman Bennie Thompson suggested that they would not be looking to recommend Donald Trump to the DOJ for criminal charges.
This statement had many members responding forcefully.
“The January 6th Select Committee has not issued a conclusion regarding potential criminal referrals. We will announce a decision on that at an appropriate time,” tweeted Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican serving as the committee’s vice chair.
And Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday that he had not seen Thompson’s comment but was not aware a decision on referrals had been made yet.
“You know, I haven’t seen the chairman’s statements,” he said.
“We haven’t had a discussion about that, so I don’t know that the committee has reached a position on whether we make a referral or what the referrals might be. I thought we were deferring that decision until we concluded our investigation. At least that’s my understanding.”
Rep. Elaine Luria tweeted: “Our committee has yet to vote on whether we will recommend criminal referrals to the Department of Justice. If criminal activity occurred, it is our responsibility to report that activity to the DOJ.”
The news will certainly rile up MAGA Republicans, who’ve already been extremely vocal about the committee’s behavior.
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