In remarks to the Huffington Post, Congressman Xavier Becerra, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, condemned the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Select Panel on Planned Parenthood as a “farce.”
While predicting Democrats would ultimately send five members to take part in the panel, Becerra expressed a temptation to instead “boycott it.”
“For those who wish to be responsible with our government, who believe our government is supposed to be doing oversight under the Constitution and really try to fulfill our role, it is tough to say that we are just going to distance ourselves because we know it is a political show.”
On Friday, outgoing Speaker John Boehner announced that the panel would be chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and its remaining Republican members would be Joe Pitts, Diane Black, Larry Bucshon, Sean Duffy, Andy Harris, Vicky Hartzler, and Mia Love.
Becerra’s voting record is 100% pro-abortion, according to Planned Parenthood and NARAL.