“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 mentioned.
(*2*) Pelosi mentioned. “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”
Pelosi mentioned she authorized of the appointments of Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas. Banks, Jordan and Nehls all objected to the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
Jordan has been a loyal ally of former President Donald Trump and an assault canine in Congress, who was added to the House Intelligence Committee in 2019 forward of the committee’s public impeachment hearings. Banks is chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
Since his appointment, Jordan had been voicing his issues that the committee was going to be too targeted on Trump and even telegraphed focusing on Pelosi because the investigation wore on.
“There’s one fundamental question that I hope Democrats will actually answer and address and that is why wasn’t there a proper security presence that day? And frankly, only the speaker can answer that question, so let’s see if the Democrats bring that up,” Jordan mentioned Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Pelosi instructed NCS that whether or not a person voted to certify the election wouldn’t decide if she authorized them for the committee.
“Let me be clear, how people voted on affirming the election of Joe Biden is not a criterion for service. That doesn’t matter,” Pelosi mentioned. But she would not elaborate on what she is weighing in her decision-making.
In asserting her rejection of Banks and Jordan, Pelosi talked about there have been “objections” with their picks however didn’t specify what these objections had been.
Based on how the committee was created, Pelosi is ready to appoint eight members to the fee and McCarthy has 5 slots “in consultation” with Pelosi — which means the speaker had the choice to veto his picks.
This story and headline have been up to date with further developments Wednesday.