House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) could not have chosen a more contentious member of his party than Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) to serve, on the January 6 Committee. The Ohio representative specializes in rapid-fire disruption. Clearly, the guy must not breathe, because he leaves witnesses stunned into a pause. Then, before that witness can gather his or her thoughts, Jordan is off on another tangent. So why would McCarthy appoint him?
Chair of the Intelligence Committee and another member of the January 6 Committee Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) watched McCarthy in a press conference put on his petty, false outrage and withdraw from the January 6 Committee.
It soon became obvious that the Minority Leader had no intention of holding up his end of the committee. Rather, Schiff said that the Republican House leader was playing politics, and “Not up to the task:”
‘Investigating January 6 is a sober endeavor. One demanding good faith participation from both parties. Time after time, McCarthy has shown he is not up to that task. But we cannot allow him to derail our important work or appoint others who will. We will uncover the truth.’
Then, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), chosen by Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) as her lone Republican selection, came out forcefully against McCarthy on the steps of the Capitol Building, MSNBC reported. She called his actions “disgraceful,” given that this was an attack on our nation. She also said this was going to be a “nonpartisan investigation.”
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