In reality, it is not quite a bit like that proposal. It is that proposal.
Go to the language of the laws, which handed the House in May with 35 Republican votes (in addition to each Democratic vote). It makes clear that the commission would have 10 members, with Democratic leaders in Congress appointing 5 folks and Republican leaders appointing 5. The commission can be helmed by two co-chairs — one every chosen by the speaker of the House and the House minority chief.
As for who these members can be? Well, the laws is fairly particular about that too. (Bolding is mine.)
It’s proper there within the invoice! No sitting members of Congress!
Comer is, not to put too fantastic a degree on this, completely and fully mistaken. He voted towards a bit of laws that may have accomplished precisely what he mentioned he wished on Wednesday!
What then explains Comer’s assertion? There are two choices:
1) He merely did not know what was within the invoice he voted towards.
2) He is taking us all for fools — assuming we won’t or will not return and examine the report of his vote.
Neither one is a superb look, though I suppose the primary possibility is marginally higher; Comer was misinformed moderately than malicious.
The finish end result, nonetheless, is identical. Comer voted towards a measure that may have accomplished precisely what he’s now saying he thinks would have been one of the best ways to handle the riots of January on the Capitol.
It’s staggeringly dangerous.