McCarthy threatens House Republicans: accept Pelosi offer for 1/6 commission, get stripped of committee assignments
After unsuccessfully working to defeat bills to form a commission to examine Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection, and Republicans falsely claiming it would not be a bipartisan investigation, House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is threatening his own members to not accept any offer to join Speaker Pelosi's 1/6 Special Select Committee.
CNN's Ana Cabrera and Jaime Gangel report:
NEW: McCarthy threatens to strip any GOP member of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from Pelosi… https://t.co/Db4tquuPWS— Ana Cabrera (@Ana Cabrera) 1625140637.0
McCarthy has been expected to nominate the most extreme elements of his caucus to the commission, presumably professional grenade throwers like Rep. Jim Jordan, but Speaker Pelosi can pick anyone she wants. McCarthy is threatening credible Republicans like Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, widely rumored to be possibilities, to not take the assignment, or else.
Punchbowl News adds:
NEW in @PunchbowlNews this AM: @GOPLeader told a group of House Republicans Wednesday that if they accept… https://t.co/Zp6ig2GySG— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1625140771.0
But some have suggested McCarthy wants to hide his own actions related to the January 6 insurrection, and may do all he can to block it, and when that doesn't work, to try to discredit it.
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