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Politics Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader McCarthy floating GOP-only investigation into Jan. 6: 'Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that'

04:18  22 july  2021
04:18  22 july  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

‘Expect endless retaliation’: House riot committee provokes partisan war

  ‘Expect endless retaliation’: House riot committee provokes partisan war When Congress reconvened following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican House Administration Committee ranking member Rodney Davis met in the chamber and agreed that Congress should call for a bipartisan investigation into the unprecedented events of that day. © Provided by Washington Examiner More than six months later, House lawmakers will launch a riot investigation that has provoked a partisan battle that now threatens any future cooperation between the two parties.

Kevin McCarthy wearing a suit and tie: The committee will consist of 13 members that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select, with five of those choices made in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images © Getty Images The committee will consist of 13 members that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select, with five of those choices made in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images
  • Nancy Pelosi rejected two GOP picks for the January 6 commission - Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks.
  • Kevin McCarthy rebuked her veto, floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only investigation.
  • Pelosi responded: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that."
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only commission to investigate the Capitol riot.

McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel

  McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel WASHINGTON (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. McCarthy said Monday that he has selected Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who recently visited former President Donald Trump on trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump's New JerseyMcCarthy said Monday that he has selected Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who recently visited former President Donald Trump on trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump's New Jersey golf club, to be the top Republican on the panel. The Republican leader also tapped Ohio Rep.

On Wednesday, Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy's recommendations for the January 6 select committee: Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, both of whom voted against certifying the 2020 election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, two states where President Joe Biden won.

"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 in a statement. "The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision."

In response, McCarthy claimed Pelosi's rejections of his committee picks "represents an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution," he said in a statement.

Pelosi vetoes Banks, Jordan for Jan. 6 select committee

  Pelosi vetoes Banks, Jordan for Jan. 6 select committee The move is poised to spark a full boycott of the investigation by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped to serve as ranking member, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both of whom voted to challenge certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral wins earlier this year. Her decision sent shock waves through the House and is likely to galvanize House Republicans against any participation in the investigation.


Video: McCarthy withdraws Jan. 6 panel selections after Pelosi rejects two choices (NBC News)

"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 added.

When asked by "PBS NewsHour" correspondent Lisa Desjardins for comment on McCarthy's remarks, Pelosi said: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that."

On Monday, McCarthy named five Republicans to serve on the January 6 House select committee to investigate the Capitol insurrection - Banks as the ranking member, and Reps. Jordan, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troy Nehls. Nehls also voted against certifying Biden's win in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

The legislation that established the January 6 commission gave Pelosi the authority to veto any of McCarthy's selections.

Pelosi said in the statement she met with McCarthy on Wednesday regarding "the objections raised" regarding his appointments and "the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation."

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McCarthy taps Jim Jordan, 4 other House Republicans to serve on Jan. 6 committee to probe pro-Trump riot .
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday picked five House Republicans to serve on the select committee that will investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The California Republican named five out of the 13 members of the select House committee, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the final say over which lawmakers McCarthy can appoint. McCarthy's picks include Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who will serve as the ranking member of the panel. The other members include Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois., Rep. Kelley Armstrong, R-N.D. and freshman Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas.

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