a person wearing a suit and tie: Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation to establish a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Under the bill, she would appoint eight members of the committee and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would appoint five.

However, an aide to the House speaker said that she “is seriously considering including a Republican among her eight appointments.” If Pelosi were to appoint a Republican, the partisan division of the committee would instead be seven Democrats and six Republicans.

A vote on the bill is slated to be held on Wednesday. So far, it appears that the select committee has less bipartisan support than the bipartisan commission that was originally proposed — 35 House Republicans voted in favor of a commission, but the Republicans in the Senate blocked it.

Two House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump said they would vote “no” on the resolution to establish a select committee on the events of January 6.

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