Trump claims it's "not even a matter" that McCarty should have put republicans on the jan.6 panel

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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A House Oversight Committee Is Holding a Fourth Public Hearing on the Election of Donald J. Trump

The election of Donald J. Trump is the most contentious issue in the history of American politics‚ with the candidates' choices of a party and the nominee ultimately determining the outcome. The oversight committee has held three public hearings on the matter so far‚ with a fourth one scheduled for Thursday. In recent days‚ the committee has been the target of attacks from former Trump administration officials‚ who testified that they told President Trump that there would be widespread election fraud in 2020.

In a recent interview‚ Trump stated that it wasn't even question that Kevin McCarthy‚ the House Minority Leader (Calif.)‚ should have placed GOP legislators on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6‚ 2021 riot at Capitol. In retrospect‚ it seems smart. I don't think I was involved from an ideological standpoint‚ so I didn't really look at the issue. Trump said that he thought representation would be beneficial. McCarthy last year. All of his republican choices were withdrawn after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.Calif.)‚ rejected two of her choices‚ Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks (R.Ind.)‚ were appointed to the panel. (Republican from Ohio) who voted against certain election results on the day before the riot. Trump spoke of Jordan and Banks as great people and said they would have been wonderful to have. Pelosi was wrongly denying them. We should have chosen other people. There are many good people within the Republican Party. Two Republican members are represented on the Jan. 6 Committee: Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.). Adam Kinzinger‚ (Ill.) Both are Trump critics and Punchbowl complained that Punchbowl hasn't heard much from the GOP about the hearings. So far‚ the committee has held three public hearings. A fourth is scheduled for Thursday. A variety of former Trump White House‚ campaign and state officials testified at the hearings about Trump's false claims that there was widespread fraud in his 2020 election. The former President has increased his attacks recent hearings on the committee have attracted his attention. This is a good sign that his involvement in the rise to insurrection at Capitol has been brought back in the limelight. Trump is also frustrated with McCarthy as the California Republican plans to run for Speaker of the House if the GOP wins back the majority in the November midterm elections. Trump didn't say whether he would support McCarthy in that Punchbowl interview. However‚ the former President would be a great help in strengthening McCarthy's support. The Hill has the most recent news and video.