Pelosi mentioned in a press release she was accepting three of the 5 Republicans named by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy earlier this week, however she wouldn’t enable Jordan and Banks to serve on the committee.

“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 mentioned. “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”

The choice to reject McCarthy’s picks — which Pelosi was allowed to do below the principles that created the committee — is certain to spark livid objection from McCarthy and Republicans, who’ve charged that Democrats are using the select committee as a political effort to hurt former President Donald Trump.

Pelosi mentioned she authorised 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 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.

This story has been up to date with further developments Wednesday.


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