Think Progress Excerpt:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today their picks for the fiscal super committee created by the debt ceiling deal, naming Sens. Jon Kyl (AZ), Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), and Reps. Jeb Hensarling (TX), Dave Camp (MI), and Fred Upton (MI) to the body.
All six Republicans have superseded their oath of office with a pledge to Grover Norquist never to raise tax revenue for any reason under any circumstances. All but 13 Republicans in Congress (Senate and House) have signed the pledge.
Politico falsely assumes, Super Committee lineup gives hope for deal.