GOP splits open over Jan. 6 commission vote

House GOP leaders urged their members to vote against the bill on Tuesday, a turnaround from the day before when Minority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-La.) office said that it wasn't whipping for or against the legislation.

“While Ranking Member Katko negotiated in earnest to improve upon previous proposals, Speaker Pelosi delayed for months and prevented the inclusion of a wider investigatory scope, proving her main concern is politics over solutions,” the notice to House GOP offices states.

The legislation largely mirrors a proposal authored by Katko and two other top House GOP committee leaders in January that made no mention of probing other political violence.

“Katko feels like he's been thrown under the bus,” said one House Republican who knows Katko well and attended Tuesday's closed-door GOP conference meeting. “I think he feels frustrated he was given a direction to go in and had the rug pulled out from under him.”

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