- House Republicans mistakenly gave Democrats a supermajority on the new panel they created.
- The resolution, which passed by voice vote on Tuesday, would give Democrats nine seats on a 12-member committee.
- However, the committee actually planned to have 21 seats, and the error was eventually corrected.
In a clear mistake, House Republicans on Tuesday passed a resolution giving Democrats a supermajority in a new subcommittee investigating the “weaponization” of the government.
so Resolution The drafters made an obvious typo when trying to expand the committee members from 13 to 21. first pointed out By Kyle Cheney for Politico.
The resolution, introduced by House Majority Leader Steve Scalis and passed by voice vote, states that the subcommittee will be “no more than 12 members” and “not more than nine to be appointed in consultation with the minority leader.” Stated.
This leaves the Democrats with a 9-3 majority. In reality, the commission is planned to be 12 Republicans and 9 Democrats, and it is almost certain that the error will be corrected before the commission convenes.
“This is just the latest proof that this MAGA clown show is anything but serious,” an aide to the Democratic Committee told an insider, reveling in the obvious typo.
A special subcommittee on federal weaponization will be under the House Judiciary Committee and will likely be chaired by Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan. first established by a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives in January.
All Democrats voted against it.
Committee emerged from Kevin McCarthy’s attempts to become an orator, and was among the concessions he made to Republican hardliners. It has been given broad powers to investigate executive branches and private companies, including the Department of Justice and intelligence agencies.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 1, 2023
On Wednesday, Republican Rep. Guy Leschenthaler of Pennsylvania — House Chief of Staff — passed a revised resolution that would fix the problem.
February 1, 2023 3:00 PM ET: This article reflects the passing of an amendment to eliminate the Democratic majority and set the committee to 21 members. Updated.