McCarthy threatens to pull GOP members from House Jan. 6 committee after Pelosi rejects Trump allies Jordan and Banks
Pelosi rejected two Republican picks to join the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol invasion by a mob of Trump's supporters.
called Pelosi's move "an egregious abuse of power" and accused her of being "more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth.""Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts," McCarthy said.
Jordan, a staunch Trump ally and the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, in a brief statement said Pelosi's actions show that her Jan. 6 probe "is nothing more than a partisan political charade."Banks in his own statement said Pelosi "is afraid of the facts."
"We said all along that this was a purely partisan exercise by the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi's rejection of me and Jim Jordan shows once again she is the most partisan figure in America today," Banks said.But Pelosihad picked a Republican — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming — one of her eight members on the panel. headtopics.com
The Democratic-led House set up the select committee after Senate Republicansblocked a bill that would have created an independent commissionto investigate the attack. Six GOP senators voted to move forward with the legislation.Pelosi's statement Wednesday said she told McCarthy that she would appoint the other three Republican nominees to the panel, and "requested that he recommend two other Members" to replace Jordan and Banks.
When asked at the Capitol why she rejected the two Republicans, Pelosi told NBC News, "January 6th."McCarthy had selected Banks to serve as the top Republican on the 13-member panel.included Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelley Armstrong of North Dakota and Texas freshman Troy Nehls.Read more: CNBC »
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Don’t worry, KMac. You’re getting your own special invitation. Some people may call it a subpoena. Socialist will ruin our 🇺🇸 Country.
Pelosi rejects Republican Jim Jordan for Jan. 6 committee, McCarthy threatens to pull all his nomineesNEW: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens to pull all his Republican nominees from the committee unless all his selections are seated. Thank you Madam Speaker for not allowing the select committee to be turned into a 3 ring circus. The GQP had the option in the Senate to form a bipartisan committee but their response was “nothing to see here, let’s move on.” Benghazi? 09/11? Oh but never mind an insurrection. 😤 Nope
McCarthy says Republicans will pull out of Jan. 6 committee unless Pelosi reverses decisionU.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday threatened to pull Republicans out of the committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reverses her rejection of two lawmakers he appointed to the panel. Pull out? They were never in! GOP is good at pulling out 👋 byeeeee
McCarthy chooses Jim Jordan as one of his Jan. 6 select committee picksThe committee will be led by Democrats, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has veto power over McCarthy's picks That will go well 😃👌 Jim Jordan should defy not be on this. He is complicit.
McCarthy zeroes in on his 5 GOP picks for Jan. 6 select committeeHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has zeroed in on five Republicans whom he’s looking to tap for the Democrat-led select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack McCarthy’s picks, all talked about as likely, are led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) as the ranking member of the panel. The other members include Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas). Where is AdamKinzinger I'm wet with antici-
McCarthy names GOP reps who voted to overturn election to Jan. 6 committeeJUST IN: House Minority Leader McCarthy nominates 5 Republicans to join the select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Three GOP nominees voted to overturn the 2020 election results. Banks 😂😂😂😂👏👏 What a JOKE. They didn’t care when it happened and they don’t care now. They will make sure to tell lies and say it was just a bunch of tourists. Now go do what os best for this country. We need the truth about what happened.
McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panelWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they have staunchly opposed. Deny them all. We already know how that shit show is going to end. Nothing found. It was a peaceful protest invaded by members of Antifa dressed up as Trump supporters. SMFH corruption on full display from the GOPLeader Nice try, but Al-Qaeda was not invited to be on the 9/11 commission either.