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Politics McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative'

00:21  26 july  2021
00:21  26 july  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Ms. Pelosi , who has final say over the committee’s membership , has already given one of the eight seats normally reserved for the majority party to Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming. Ms. Cheney was ousted from House leadership in May for criticizing Mr. Trump and his actions before He has described Ms. Pelosi ’s intervention as confirmation that the investigation was nothing more than a political exercise to hurt the G.O.P. “Speaker Pelosi ’s rejection of the Republican nominees to serve on the committee and self- appointment of members who share her preconceived narrative will not yield

However, there is speculation Pelosi may choose a Republican who voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the Jan . 6 attack on the Capitol, namely Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming or Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. The panel would be led by Democrats, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointing a chairperson and at least eight of the committee's members . The resolution up for a vote gives Pelosi a possible say in the appointment of the other five members as well, directing that they will be named “after consultation” with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy .

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday for her choice in nominees to the select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, claiming that the picks "share her pre-conceived narrative."

Kevin McCarthy wearing a suit and tie: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) © Greg Nash Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

"Speaker Pelosi's rejection of the Republican nominees to serve on the committee and self-appointment of members who share her pre-conceived narrative will not yield a serious investigation," McCarthy wrote in a statement.

McCarthy argued that Pelosi "has structured this select committee to satisfy her political objectives."

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Pelosi in a historic move would not approve representative Jim Jordan or representative Jim Banks to the committee. This is because the two representatives would have revealed that it was Nancy Pelosi who actually turn down request for extra security at the capital on that day. The Republican members would have also revealed that at least two of the four people killed that day were killed by capital police. This includes Ashli Babbitt and Roseann Boyland. The main stream media continues to cover for Democrats and refused to report the truth on this tragedy.

McCarthy privately warned Republicans not to accept any appointments directly from Pelosi , and after warding off bids to be on the panel from MAGA firebugs like Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, he duly appointed five members . Three were largely unobjectionable back-benchers So as McCarthy probably intended, Pelosi rejected those two suggested appointments , and the Republican yanked all five in a fit of feigned pique. This last set of maneuvers probably limits House Republican representation on the select committee to Cheney, but it does keep its deliberations from descending

"She had months to work with Republicans on a reasonable and fair approach to get answers on the events and security failures surrounding January 6," he added.

"Lost in much of the news coverage is the fact that the Senate has already conducted bipartisan investigations that should serve as a roadmap for the House," McCarthy added.

The minority leader claimed that Pelosi "destroyed" the committee's credibility.

"Speaker Pelosi's departure from this serious-minded approach has destroyed the select committee's credibility. The U.S. Capitol and the men and women who protect it suffered a massive leadership failure. We must make sure that never happens again and that is what Republicans will be focused on," he said.

McCarthy's statement came hours after Pelosi appointed Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) to join the panel, making him the second GOP member on the committee.

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Banks, who would have been the panel 's top Republican before Pelosi nixed him, charged Sunday that the speaker had "predetermined a narrative " for the investigation and sought to silence Republicans who planned to ask about security failures at the Capitol on Jan . The Capitol security officials who were in charge on Jan . 6 had both been hired by Republican leaders. Pelosi on Sunday rejected the claim by some Republicans that her decision to reject some of the GOP appointees could sow more division in the country.

Cheney, a Wyoming congresswoman who was removed from GOP leadership this year because of her criticism of President Donald Trump, was one of only two Republicans who supported forming the committee. Pelosi moved to form the committee to investigate the attack by Trump's supporters after Senate Republicans blocked an independent The panel will be led by Democrats, with Pelosi appointing a chairperson and at least eight of the 13 members . The resolution gives her a possible say in the appointment of the other five members as well, directing that they will be named “after consultation” with McCarthy .

Pelosi's pick, which came two days before the committee is set to hold its first hearing, followed a week of news relating to the Jan. 6 investigation.

The drama began when Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy's picks to sit on the committee: Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), both of whom are staunch supporters of former President Trump.

Pelosi in a statement said she was turning down their nominations "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."

McCarthy responded to the move by yanking all five of his nominees from the committee, leaving Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), who was placed on the panel by Pelosi, as the only Republican in the group at the time.

On Sunday, however, Pelosi announced in a statement that Kinzinger would be joining the committee, writing in a statement that the Republican House member "brings great patriotism to the Committee's mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy."

Kinzinger welcomed the nomination in a statement, writing, "When duty calls, I will always answer."

"Today, I was asked by the Speaker to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th and I humbly accepted. I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable," he added.

Kinzinger and Cheney are two of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for a second time in January on a charge of inciting an insurrection.

McCarthy jokes 'it will be hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker .
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks at his weekly news conference at the Capitol building on July 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Leader McCarthy spoke about the rise in inflation and its affects on his constituents and also the controversy over the make-up the January 6th select committee.

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