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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich described the Jan. 6 House Select Committee’s series of public hearings as a “Stalinist show trial” that won’t have “any impact” ahead of the midterm elections.
Former President Trump has said that he would have liked to see House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy appoint a second set of Republicans to the committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his choices. McCarthy eventually pulled all of his picks off the committee.
“Unfortunately, a bad decision was made,” Trump said in June . “This committee was a bad decision, not to have representation on that committee. […]