[Ed. – Newsweek seems to think there’s some mindless constituency that will see that as a scandal. None of Pelosi’s picks voted against impeachment, so, you know, go figure.]
In announcing the committee, Pelosi said she hoped that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would appoint “responsible people” to represent Republicans on the committee.
The House minority leader kept his picks close to the chest and hedged on whether he’d even make appointments, days before announcing who he would choose. McCarthy hopes to have Representatives Jim Banks, Jim Jordan, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls representing the Republican side.
McCarthy’s decision to put Republicans on the committee that opposed Trump’s impeachment is likely to garner points with the former president. However, it yields itself to furthering the partisan cloud that’s been over Congress since before President Joe Biden took office.