Pelosi introduces resolution to form select committee to investigate Capitol insurrection
According to the resolution, the committee will be made up of 13 members.
Eight of those members will be appointed by Pelosi, five will be picked in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. While Pelosi did not tip her hand as to who she plans to choose to chair or serve on the committee, an aide tells CNN that she is seriously considering a Republican as one of her eight picks.
“Senate Republicans did Mitch McConnell a ‘personal favor’ rather than their patriotic duty and voted against the bipartisan commission negotiated by Democrats and Republicans,” Pelosi said in a statement Monday. “But Democrats are determined to find the truth.”
McCarthy has yet to fully recount that phone call in public but has said multiple times that he would be willing to testify in front of the commission or committee if asked.
“I have no problem talking to anybody about it,” McCarthy said last week. “I don’t know what the conversations that day would matter as that’s going on.”
McCarthy’s office did not respond to a CNN inquiry about the select committee.
The resolution could be voted on by the full House as soon as Wednesday. It will not require Senate approval.