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.”
It is my understanding that the republicans choose not to be part of the investigation. That the republicans were going to conduct their own hearings. What happened to that idea?