After House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned Speaker Pelosi by yanking all five GOP nominees to serve on the 13-person Jan. 6 committee she’s considering taping another Republican to serve. It seems that Republicans need one prerequisite to be deemed worthy of serving on the panel, they must be anti-Trump.
It makes sense considering she’s already appointed Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney to serve on the panel. Now, Pelosi is reportedly considering selecting Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger as well.
The Hill reports:
Pelosi was asked at a news conference Thursday about the possibility of selecting another Republican to join the panel.
“We’ll see,” she said.
“I mean, there are some members that would like to be on it,” Pelosi added. “But, we’ll see.”
Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson (D) told CNN on Thursday Kinzinger would be a “welcome addition” to the committee if he is approved by Pelosi.
The move would make sense for Pelosi considering Kinzinger was one of the ten House Republicans to vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment following Jan. 6. Kinzinger also sided with Liz Cheney in her continued criticism of the former President and sided with her when she was voted out of her position as House Republican Conference chair.