Sen. Susan Collins Slams Nancy Pelosi’s Partisan Committee

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Sunday for creating a “partisan” commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol riot.

Collins, a moderate Republican in the Senate, backed creating the commission to investigate the riot. She pulled support, however, after Pelosi shot down two proposed GOP commission members from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. To represent the GOP, Pelosi unilaterally installed two of her own Republicans on the committee: Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL).

“I fought very hard to have an independent, bipartisan, nonpartisan, outside commission to look at all of the events of that day and I was very disappointed that it was not approved,” Collins said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper. “I think it would have had far more credibility than Speaker Pelosi’s partisan committee that she has set up. But we should have had a 9/11-style commission to fully look at what happened.”

Tapper then claimed that the commission Collins wanted did not happen because Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed the bill that would have created it. The host then questioned Collins over whether she trusted the Republicans that Pelosi installed on the committee without McCarthy’s approval.

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