The House Speaker HAS the right to do so….
With so few House Republicans available to pick that came out against Trump on impeachment or the Capitol protest?
Pelosi HAD to get some who would have Trump support in their background….
For her to reject Jordan might create as much noise as having him on the committee…
She WILL be under pressure to not have him as an insider….
“I’m reviewing that,” she said Tuesday morning.
But opening the door to McCarthy’s selections, Pelosi is also emphasizing that those lawmakers who voted in January to overturn President Trump‘s election defeat would not be automatically disqualified from serving on the panel, as some Democrats in her caucus have argued should be the case.
“I’m considering his proposals,” Pelosi told reporters later in the day. “But to be clear, how people voted on the president — affirming the election of Joe Biden — is not a criterion for service. That doesn’t matter.”
“We’re pleased that we’re now fully constituted with 13 members,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus and a member of the select committee.
Aguilar later explained that because so many Republicans had voted to overturn the election result, it was almost inevitable that some of them would land on the select committee.
“Just based on the math, so many of them voted against certifying the election that we’d be hard pressed [to reject them],” he said. “We knew that that was possible. And within the Republican conference, an overwhelming portion of them voted not to certify the election. So we’re going to hope that everybody’s guided by the resolution to seek the truth and find out what happened.”…