- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told CNN that she wants to be on the Capitol riot commission.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this week the committee would be formed to investigate the insurrection.
- Recently Greene has pushed the unfounded claims that the FBI was somehow involved in the riot.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene would like to serve on the House select committee that will investigate the Capitol riot, the congresswoman told CNN in an interview published Saturday.
When asked by reporter Jim Acosta if she’d like to serve on the committee, Greene responded: “Sure, she should put me on the committee. That would be great.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier this week she is forming a select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection after Senate Republicans blocked a bill last month that would have established an independent, bipartisan commission to study the riot.
Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are expected to select representatives to serve on the committee, which is still being formed.
When asked by Acosta if former president Donald Trump is responsible for the riot, Greene said: “absolutely not.”
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Greene is among the Republicans who have been accused of downplaying the riot, but she told CNN that the Capitol defendants are criminals that “need their day in court.”
Recently, Greene has been pushing unfounded claims that the FBI might have been involved in the Capitol riot. In a letter sent to FBI Director Chris Wray and Capitol Police on Friday, Greene pressed the issue, asking if any federal law enforcement agents were “participants or attendants” at the riot or rally that preceded it.
She has also spread unsubstantiated claims about the integrity of the 2020 election, including falsely saying that President Joe Biden did not win the election.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries told MSNBC Friday that he wouldn’t be surprised if McCarthy appointed Greene to the January 6 commission, as well as other Republicans who have pushed false election claims.
“He’s got quite a collection of characters to choose from. It’s not my expectation given Kevin McCarthy’s past practice that he will do anything other than bend the knee to Donald Trump,” he said. “We’ll see what horror show Kevin McCarthy gives us that we will have to deal with.”