A day after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy finally unveiled his choices to join Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6th panel and she has already vetoed two of his nominees. Speaker Pelosi has reportedly denied Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from participating in the panel.
Reps. Jordan and Banks were both allies to president Trump and voted against Biden’s electoral college confirmation
“The violent domestic attack on Congress on January 6th was the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812 and the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War. We are facing a radically new threat in the kinds of forces that combined to attack our government on January 6th. The future of our democracy is on the line. This assault was an attempt to overthrow the government.
“We need a comprehensive investigation as to who organized this attack, who paid for it, how they nearly succeeded in overthrowing a presidential election, why they did it and how we must organize ourselves to prevent anything like it from ever happening again.
“It had been our hope to establish a bipartisan, independent National Commission, but there is no prospect for that Commission at this time because of insufficient support from Republican Senators. Therefore, the House established the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of the terrorist mob attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. It will also be charged with reporting its findings, conclusions and recommendations for preventing future attacks.
“Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee. I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation. I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members.
The pair of rejections begs the question of which Republicans Pelosi will ultimately deem fit to join the select committee. Pelosi selected Republican Liz Cheney to join the panel. Cheney voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot and was later voted out as House Republcian Conference Chair.
However, McCarthy didn’t take things lying down and fired back a response to Pelosi.
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