House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is slated to meet with former President Donald Trump on Thursday as the lawmaker considers which Republicans to appoint to a special committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Trump announced he would be meeting with the California congressman, but did not specify what would be on the agenda.
“Kevin McCarthy will be meeting with me this afternoon at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J. Much to discuss!” Trump said in a statement.
Under the rules creating the commission, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is allowed to name eight members to the committee and McCarthy may name five. However, McCarthy has yet to decide whether he will appoint any members to the panel.
Pelosi announced her choices last week, which included Reps. Jamie Raskin and Adam Schiff, and McCarthy was quick to criticize them.
“Putting Adam Schiff and Raskin on it looks more like an impeachment committee than one that wants to get to the bottom of the questions that are still out there,” McCarthy told Fox News.
McCarthy added that he hadn't made his decisions yet, “even to appoint,” and was “discussing it with my members.”
“I have a real concern, the scope of what we're looking at,” he added.
The committee scheduled its first hearing for Tuesday.
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