Rep. Chris Smith on Friday issued the following statement on Speaker Pelosi’s January 6th select committee that he strongly opposed and voted against:
“The January 6th committee has been highly partisan, one-sided, choreographed and scripted.
Teleprompters at a hearing? Is this Congress or Hollywood?
All of the congressional members on the panel were hand-picked and are in lockstep. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was denied the opportunity to choose the Republican members. Is that fair?
The Democrats alone decide who testifies including the all-important power to compel testimony – subpoenas.
Who on the panel provides any serious cross examination of the witnesses? No one.
All of this seriously undermines the credibility of the January 6th committee.”