RTH10260 wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:33 pm
A sample from the Republican play book that democrats can use should the wind turn against them? Or is this a rule that the house can rewrite?
The parties agree to the allocation of seats for each committee, e.g., they agree there will be 11 majority members and 10 minorities members on judiciary, 12 and 11 on intelligence, etc.
One would think the majority party could simply rewrite the rule to say that, due to lack of interest, there will be 11 majority members and one minority member. That would spark interest in filing the seats.
But the optics would be bad, and would encourage the retaliation in the future. Of course, the same was said with Merrick Garland, and yet here we are.