Guys, The Stupid Coup will be investigated! Pay attention to Sec. 2 of the resolution as this is where the play really starts:
SEC. 2. COMPOSITION.
(a) APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.—The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.
(b) DESIGNATION OF CHAIR.—The Speaker shall designate one Member to serve as chair of the Select Com- mittee.
(c) VACANCIES.—Any vacancy in the Select Com- mittee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
So there is no doubt in my mind that K-Mac is going to nominate 5 bomb throwers (Hi Gym Jordan! Hi Boebert! Hi Madge!) to try to derail the investigation, and Nancy will have 8 sane people to counter-balance it.
So what if one of Pelosi’s 8 nominees is Liz Cheney or some other Coup Klux Klan apostate? Then the committee looks more balanced between Ds and Rs, and has someone of consequence from the opposition on the panel who actually wants to investigate. At the end when an official report is published, it will have a Republican’s signature on it.
Nancy Pelosi is crafty, and she didn’t just fall off a boat in Fishermens Wharf yesterday.
Anyway, that’s what I’m looking for when the appointments are announced. The House betting windows are open for wagers.
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie agrees!
PELOSI’S JAN. 6 COMMITTEE CURVEBALL — Speaker NANCY PELOSIsurprised Washington when her office announced Monday that she was open to appointing a Republican to fill one of her party’s spots on the select committee to investigate Jan. 6. So instead of eight Democrats and five Republicans on the 13-member panel, it would be a 7-6 breakdown.
The move shows Pelosi has learned a thing or two after two-plus years of investigating DONALD TRUMP.
For one, a Pelosi-appointed Republican would make it harder for GOP leaders to attack the panel’s investigation as a partisan witch hunt. If Democrats decide to subpoena House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY, for instance, they’ll be able to portray the move as bipartisan — assuming, as we do, that the GOP appointee would side with Democrats on such moves.
Having a Republican signing off on the final report could also bolster the findings in the eyes of some GOP voters (though we’re under no illusion that many of those voters exist anymore).