Roll Call reports:
“No, none whatsoever,” McCarthy said Friday of whether the select committee announcement gave him any pause on opposing an independent 9/11-style commission that one of his own colleagues helped negotiate.
He did not answer a question about whom he would appoint to the select committee and said he has not been briefed by Pelosi on the panel.
“Nancy Pelosi has spent all the time and all these months playing politics with this, and now we’re finding [the] select committee will be more politics of what she wants to do,” the California Republican said. “The FBI is the appropriate place to investigate.”
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“The Speaker’s strong preference was to create a bipartisan outside commission. Leader McCarthy was given repeated concessions and still opposed the commission. The Minority Leader is in no position to criticize this effort,” a Pelosi spokesperson said.https://t.co/nabujhPKRv
— Chris Marquette (@ChrisMarquette_) June 25, 2021
This is hero Officer Michael Fanone and hero Capitol Officer Harry Dunn after they left a meeting with GQP Seditionist Kevin McCarthy after a month of ignoring them. Says it all doesn’t it? pic.twitter.com/wx83JdwTJK
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 26, 2021
A Pelosi spokesperson calls it “troubling” that it took a “two month long public pressure campaign” for Kevin McCarthy to meet with Officer Fanone, adding it’s “more troubling that McCarthy refused” Fanone’s request to condemn Republicans who “attacked the heroism” of officers.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 26, 2021
“It wouldn’t shock me if he chose Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert,” says Rep. Jeffries, on 1/6 committee.
“It’s not my expectation given Kevin McCarthy’s past practice that he will do anything other than bend the knee to Donald Trump.”https://t.co/1sfseRqR3m
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) June 26, 2021