The House Select Committee announced Wednesday that it will hold its first hearing on July 27 to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
The committee will include eight Democrats and five Republicans who will investigate and report on what happened on January 6.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has previously introduced her panelists, including Republican Representative from Wyoming Liz Cheney, who opposed the GOP and criticized Donald Trump for his alleged role in preparing for the attack.
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Cheney was also just one of two Republicans to vote in favor of the committee’s investigation into the attack, following an obstruction that blocked the creation of an independent bipartisan committee in May by the Republicans. of the Senate.
House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Who worked to create the original independent commission that would have brought together five Democrats and five Republicans, will serve as the committee chairman.
Democratic Reps Adam B. Schiff of California, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Zoe Lofgren of California, Pete Aguilar of California, Elaine Luria of Virginia and Stephanie Murphy of Florida will also be on the panel – a selection that frustrated the minority leader. in the Kevin McCarthy House.
McCarthy accused Pelosi of “playing politics” with the investigation.
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“Putting Adam Schiff and Raskin on it looks more like an impeachment committee than a committee that wants to get to the bottom of the issues that still arise,” he said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
Schiff led the prosecution of Donald Trump on his first impeachment in 2019, while Raskin handled proceedings on the second impeachment after the attack on Capitol Hill.
“I haven’t made a decision yet, even to appoint,” McCarthy said. “I am discussing it with my members. I have a real concern, the scope of what we are looking at. “
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Pelosi retains the option of vetoing any of McCarthy’s choices.
The select committee panel did not set a target end date by which the investigation and report will be completed.