He’s assuming the top position at a time when much of the leadership team does not have the confidence of rank-and-file officers.
The request is a sign of increasing levels of GOP anger toward Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The speaker has made overseeing an investigation of the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries into a core mission.
The chief Capitol physician is weighing whether to recommend people wear masks inside the complex again.
“We need a long term solution” that goes beyond removing accounts spreading falsehoods about the crisis, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said.
Wright is running to replace her late husband, GOP Rep. Ron Wright, who died of complications from Covid-19 earlier this year.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an ally of select panel member Rep. Liz Cheney, is the leading contender.
”Is she a Republican?” freshman Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) quipped of the former No. 3 House GOP leader.
Some Democrats want reform of the military justice system to include all serious crimes, not just sexual battery.