Rental Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two of Rental Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s 5 picks for a purchase committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol: Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
Pelosi stated in a commentary she spoke to McCarthy on Wednesday morning about “objections raised” over the impact the two lawmakers would grasp on the “integrity of the investigation.”
Pelosi told McCarthy she would enable Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ailing.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Troy Nehls (R-Texas) to assist on the committee.
Pelosi furthermore cited the “statements made and actions taken” by Jordan and Banks as a foundation for her resolution.
Banks had reacted to his appointment with a commentary trashing the committee as “entirely to malign conservatives,” while Jordan attach out a supercut of Democrats objecting to the 2016 election and alleging ties between weak President Donald Trump and Russia.
Banks and Jordan were two of the three appointees who objected to certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory in January, along with Nehls, who told Forbes the appointment is “an honor and a privilege” and vowed to entire the “simplest job I’m able to.”
Forbes has reached out to spokespeople for McCarthy, Jordan and Banks for comment.
“The remarkable nature of January sixth demands this remarkable resolution,” Pelosi stated in her commentary, calling for a “comprehensive investigation as to who organized this attack, who paid for it, how they practically succeeded in overthrowing a presidential election… and how we must in any appreciate times put collectively ourselves to cease anything love it from ever going down again.”
“Nancy Pelosi is abusing her energy and acting love a tyrant. Democrats’ simplest aim with this sham committee is to score political aspects,” stated Mike Berg, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee.