McConnell Shreds Pelosi’s Push for Capitol Commission

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday attacked the proposal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a 1/6 commission, alleging that her framework would make the inquiry partisan and illegitimate in the eyes of the American people.

Lawmakers are still swapping proposals for the commission. But it’s been revealed that Pelosi, D-Calif., proposed a commission that would have seven members appointed by Democrats and four appointed by Republicans. The commission would have subpoena power under the Pelosi proposal, but the GOP-appointed members would not have a say in that process.

“An inquiry with a hard-wired partisan slant would never be legitimate in the eyes of the American people,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “An undertaking that is uneven or unjust would not help our country.”

McConnell’s comments are some of the most high-profile yet highlighting GOP gripes over the Pelosi proposal, which they say departs from the idea of the 9/11 commission, which was split evenly along party lines.

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