Nancy Pelosi just took a huge gamble and rejected two Republican picks for the Jan 6 Select Committee the Dems set up. Kevin McCarthy was allowed to choose who he wanted to sit on the committee but Pelosi held out the final say when she created the thing.
It is no shocker that Pelosi rejected Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind. ) for the Jan. 6 select committee. My guess is she will not like who Kevin picks next. Pelosi did say she liked the other GOP picks so this is shaping up to be another Dem debacle that will result in nothing new and will waste time and money.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,” Pelosi said announcing the move.
Pelosi issued a press release that said: “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.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.
“The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision,” the release said.
Pelosi wants you to believe that ADAM SCHIFF, the biggest liar in all of Congress, is qualified to serve on their little anti-Republican witch hunt committee, but not the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee or the head of the RSC.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2021
This whole thing is a total sham!!! https://t.co/r4jdjGYO0Z
BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects two Republicans tapped by the GOP leader to serve on the panel investigating the Capitol riot, citing the “integrity” of the probe. https://t.co/1VUOJVo6k8— The Associated Press (@AP) July 21, 2021