House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution Monday that would establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, with an aide floating that she may name a Republican member to it.
The House Rules Committee will consider the resolution Monday, where it is expected to advance to the full House floor. It gives Pelosi the ability to appoint eight members and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy the power to appoint five in consultation with her.
An aide to the speaker said Monday, however, that she is “seriously considering” appointing a Republican as one of her eight picks, meaning that a Trump-critical Republican like Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney or Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger could potentially be named. (RELATED: Pelosi Announces She Will Begin Drafting Select Committee Legislation Into Jan. 6 Riot)
A spokesman for Cheney told the Daily Caller News Foundation that she has not yet spoken to Pelosi about being named to the committee.