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Pelosi Taps Clyburn to Lead House Select Committee, After He Admitted Dems Can Use Relief Package to Further Agenda

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Speaker Pelosi announced on Thursday that she is creating a bipartisan House Select Committee to provide oversight on coronavirus. The select committee is set to focus on transparency and accountability, and has the ability to issue subpoenas. 

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Chairing the committee is House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), who recently affirmed Democrats’ intent to use the COVID-19 pandemic to further their ideological agenda:

"This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Rep. Clyburn said.

GOP Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) questioned Speaker Pelosi’s move, which undermines the House Oversight Committee:

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Although the select committee is set to be bipartisan, Speaker Pelosi appointing Rep. Clyburn only accentuates the GOP narrative that Democrats on Capitol Hill are using COVID-19 for political gain.

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