Jan. 6 Panel Defends Itself by Citing a Probe Pelosi Once Objected to

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2022
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The Jan. 6 select committee is pushing back at a challenge to its legitimacy, citing a probe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., once derided, Politico is reporting.

In a late-night court filing, House Counsel Douglas Letter defended the Democrat-controlled select panel against claims it is invalid since Republican leaders have not appointed any of its members.

Letter pointed to the formation in 2005 of a select committee, which was set up to investigate the government response to Hurricane Katrina.

That panel was made up of 11 Republicans appointed by then-Speaker Dennis Hastert.


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