Pelosi appoints Republican Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee

McCarthy threatened to pull all of his Republican picks after Pelosi rejected two of them.

7/25/2021 7:38:00 PM

JUST IN: Speaker Pelosi adds a second Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to committee to investigate Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

McCarthy threatened to pull all of his Republican picks after Pelosi rejected two of them.

/July 25, 2021, 4:23 PM UTCByTeaganne FinnWASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has added Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, to the House select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack, she said in a statement on Sunday.

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"I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution — and while this is not the position I expected to be in or sought out, when duty calls, I will always answer," Kinzinger said in a statement announcing he accepted the appointment.Last week, Pelosi

rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picksfor the select committee, prompting the Republican to vow to pull all of his proposed appointees. Pelosi said she spoke with McCarthy,"about the objections raised" to his decision to appoint Republican Reps. Jim Banks, of Indiana, and Jim Jordan, of Ohio.

The panel will investigate the events surrounding the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump in an effort to halt certification of his election defeat.Kinzinger, of Illinois, would join, Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, who was ousted as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference after she criticized Trump and fellow Republicans for continuing to push false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

The panel's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Kinzinger is a welcome addition to the committee.He has demonstrated"that he can express his opinion despite what some of his Republican colleagues might want him not to express," said Thompson on MSNBC on Sunday."An independent voice to the select committee is always welcome."

Complete Republican involvement on the committee has remained in question.Illustrating Republican reluctance to participate in the committee, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., argued Sunday that Democrats are using the commission for political messaging."It is politically to the advantage of Democrats to try to keep this issue in the forefront," said Toomey on CNN. He added that Democrats are spending too much time focused on Trump rather than"the current president's policies and the damage that he's going to be doing."

Republicans have pointed to Pelosi's rejection of members as further evidence. On Sunday, Banks toldFoxhe could have used a spot on the committee to shift blame for the attack to Pelosi.But other Republicans have also expressed interest in joining the committee, Pelosi said on Sunday. She added she was willing to appoint McCarthy's other picks, Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, of Illinois; Kelly Armstrong, of North Dakota; and Troy Nehls, of Texas, and asked him to recommend two other members.

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The resolution creating the committee gave Pelosi the ability to veto McCarthy's picks, which must be made in consultation with her. The committee can proceed without the five members selected by McCarthy. The committee's first hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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'I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution — and while this is not the position I expected to be in or sought out..... REALLY?! hmmm.... will you uphold or defend? or is it a show? A very wise choice. .Pelosi picks 2 Republicans for 1/6 Committee, Cheney & Kinzinger, rejecting 2 of 5 GOP picks by GOPLeader who then withdrew all Republican members from HouseSelect Committee. Now, all members of 1/6 Committee, Dems & GOP, are Pelosi Picked, none by McCarthy. Well played Nancy

And the reason we have Antifa,BLM, and anarchists is not racism when minorities are better off then ever before but rather the nonstop constant race card playing by the leftist media, leftist politicians and leftist schools twisting our youngs' brains falsely making them victims So...are we good to go?

donwinslow Yay! I was hoping that would happen! Isn’t he basically a Democrat lol? Not a surprise, since Mr. Kinzinger is one of just a handful of rational republicans left on the Hill. The nonstop coverage by the left over 1 riot by the right yet oblivious to all the riots, destruction, burning, looting by the left over a felon all over the country w 19 people killed. And have u forgotten the attack on the White House by the leftist anarchists last year

Pelosi plans to add Republican Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committeeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is planning to add Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, to the House select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack. 'You could say that is the direction I would be going on'

byoung2209 This IS a bipartisan committee. Congratulations Adam! As a lifelong resident of the Illinois 16th Congressional District, this appointment I approve. Former Congressman John B Anderson left the Republican Party when it changed values in 1980. The party changed for the worst in 2016. Thank you RepKinzinger.

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Pelosi says it's her 'plan' to appoint Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committeeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's her 'plan' to appoint GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the January 6 select committee Good choice. Still wasting time & resources with the Jan 6th Protest ?! Grew up

Pelosi Says She Plans To Tap Kinzinger And Other Republicans For Jan. 6 Select CommitteeThe House speaker revealed other Republicans besides Kinzinger “have expressed an interest” in serving on the panel.

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