Katko Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Select Committee on January 6

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued the below statement on the introduction of Speaker Pelosi’s resolution to establish a select Congressional committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“I led the charge to create a January 6th commission that would be external, independent, bipartisan, and equitable in membership and subpoena power. The select committee proposed by Speaker Pelosi is literally the exact opposite of that. The select committee would have a skewed, 8 Democrat and 5 Republican panel of members, all 13 of whom would ultimately be picked by the Speaker herself. It would be a turbo-charged partisan exercise, not an honest fact-finding body that the American people and Capitol Police deserve. For those reasons, I will not support its creation when voted upon. Recognizing the deeply disappointing departure this represents from a truly bipartisan solution, I have a hard time envisioning a scenario where I would participate, if asked.”


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