The chair’s duty is to ensure the fair procedure, not to secure certain outcome.
That means, when the law is violated, the chair should call it out, not to remain silent. When the outcome of the fair procedure is tested, the chair should defend it, not to ditch it.
In all fairness, we all had our say. We all voted. The outcome is to recommend HC only. Whether we like it or not, we shall all respect that outcome. Otherwise, the committee has no credibility.
In this committee, we have seen enough farces. I have no appetite/time for more.