Former Republican Rep. Joins House Committee Staff on January 6


Former Virginia General Assembly member Denver Riggleman will join the staff on the House Elections Committee in an investigation into the House of Parliament riots on January 6. CNN reported on Friday..

Important reason: Former Air Force intelligence officers were brought to the election committee by Republican third speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), who was attacked as a party by Republican lawmakers.

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  • manager Liz Cheney (Wiao) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) Is the only Republican member of the Commission, but Riggleman is in the spotlight as a former member of the House of Representatives.

  • His experience in national security also brings additional legitimacy to the investigation.

His biography: Riggleman, a former member of the conservative HouseFreedom Caucus, was elected in 2018.

  • He got the support of former President Trump, but he Lost Republican nomination For District 5 of Virginia last year after he agreed to preside over a same-sex wedding.

Please do not forget: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican) Withdrew all five Republican appointees From the panel after Pelosi rejected members of Jim Banks (Indiana) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).

  • Pelosi downplayed the parliamentary breach and quoted their attempt to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.

  • McCarthy, who initially opposed the creation of a bipartisan committee to investigate the attack, Start Republican investigation For an event.

  • Rodney Davis (Illinois), Kelly Armstrong (ND), and Troynels (Texas) were three other Republicans appointed by McCarthy.

Big picture: The Commission held its first hearing last month. Emotional testimony From a police officer who defended the Parliament building that day.

Dig deeper: First person pleads guilty to officers assaulted during a parliamentary riot

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