Pelosi mulls an unexpected add to her team of Jan. 6 investigators: A Republican

The House will vote Wednesday on the establishment of the select committee for Jan. 6.Pelosi can make the decision as it is not specified in the legislation. Representative Bennie Thompson (D.Miss.), has been proposed as the House Homeland Security Committee Chair by members of Congress Black Caucus. Thompson has expressed interest in the role and said he would consider it. Thompson said Monday night to POLITICO that he would "step by step" take the process forward.Some Democrats are concerned that Republicans might appoint hardline members to the panel, such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R.Ga.), who could increase tensions over the attack."If you're going to do it," said Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs. He made it clear that he opposed the committee and wouldn't participate. She doesn't have a committee, but she could devote a lot of effort and time to it.Many Democratic sources claimed that they expected Pelosi would appoint someone who had pushed for a thorough investigation into the Jan.6 insurrection. A bipartisan, independent commission was supported by more than 30 Republicans earlier in the month. However, it was blocked by the Senate.Pelosi hasn't indicated who she may pick, but Democrats speculated quickly that she could appoint someone outspoken about the failure of creating an independent commission and the role of the former president in the insurrection, a list that was topped by Reps. Liz Cheney, (R-Wyo.). Adam Kinzinger (R.Ill.).Maura Gillespie, Kinzinger spokesperson, stated that he wants a bipartisan approach for investigating the insurrection. However, given the GOP filibuster to the commission bill and the need for answers, "we have to know the truth."Gillespie stated that Speaker Pelosi can decide whether Congressman Kinzinger will serve on the Select Committee.Cheney refused to answer reporters' questions, but she said that she had spoken to Pelosi.Another popular House Republican, John Katko of New York, helped to shepherd the bipartisan bill for the commission, but was rejected by GOP leadership. He stated in a statement that he opposed the commission because it was a "turbo charged partisan exercise" and "would have a hard time imagining a scenario where if asked, I would be participating."This committee will be investigating the insurrection and reviewing the lessons from Jan. 6's security failures. It is the same task as the bipartisan commission. It will also be able to issue subpoenas."Senate Republicans did Mitch McConnell an act of kindness rather than patriotic duty, and voted against bipartisan commission negotiated Democrats and Republicans," Pelosi stated in a statement. She was referring to the Senate GOP leader. "But Democrats are determined find the truth.Although the select committee has no deadline for its final report, it can provide interim reports. The bipartisan commission would have submitted its final report by year's end.