|2. After fiery unveiling, some Republicans express concern with House election integrity panel
Republicans in the Pennsylvania House sought this week to give a select committee — that they would control — subpoena power to oversee the integrity of the 2020 election.
The bill stoked concerns among Democrats that Republicans were attempting to delay results and pave the way for the GOP-controlled House to appoint its own electors who’d favor President Donald Trump.
But even before legislators left Harrisburg early because of a COVID-19 diagnosis, some Republicans were joining their colleagues across the aisle in expressing concerns about the proposal.
“It’s very hard to vote for anything that feeds into uncertainty and public concern,” Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks, told the Capital-Star.
Specifically, the resolution sponsored by House State Government Committee Chairman Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, would set up a select committee made up of five lawmakers: three Republicans and two Democrats.