When the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was formed, Nancy Pelosi named eight members while giving Kevin McCarthy five. Then, for the first time in memory, the Speaker of the House vetoed the opposition party’s choices for committee seats, necessitating that Republicans pull all five. The patina of “bipartisanship” was provided by Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
Pelosi cited the “integrity of the investigation” and “insistence on the truth” for rejecting Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, which is rich considering the members she did pick. One was Adam Schiff, who read the fabulist Steele dossier into the congressional record even after he knew it was a partisan oppo file. It was Schiff who had not only repeatedly insisted that the central