David Drucker on Morning Joe: Clock is ticking on Jan. 6 commission

The Jan. 6 committee could be facing a short timeline to wrap up its investigation, Washington Examiner senior political correspondent David Drucker warned on Friday.

Republicans are poised to regain control of the House, meaning the Jan. 6 committee, which is comprised mostly of Democrats, will have "less than a year to complete its work," Drucker said.

"There's a political clock on this," he said, predicting a Republican-controlled House would shut down the investigation.

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The committee faces an uphill battle due to the "difficult," "time-consuming," and "intricate" nature of these investigations, said Drucker, the author of In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP.

"You have to fight resistance from people you want to interview, [and] you have to look deeply into all sorts of facts with experienced investigators," he added. "That can take time, and they don't have it. "

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Democrats enjoy a narrow five-seat majority in the lower chamber, making Republicans well-positioned to reclaim the majority in the November midterm elections. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a favorite to become speaker if the GOP takes control, has indicated the Jan. 6 commission would not continue to wield the same level of power under Republican leadership, refusing the commission's request for his voluntary cooperation.

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