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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joins Congress on Wednesday when Jim Jordan (Republican Ohio) and Jim Banks (Republican Indiana) investigate the riots at the U.S. Houses of Parliament on January 6. Rejected a proposal to allow participation.
Pelosi’s decision comes after House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, has proposed that five Republicans can join Democrats to join a panel investigating riots.
In a statement released Wednesday, Pelosi said he would not allow Jordan or banks to join the committee.
“I must reject the recommendations of the Bank and Jordan to the Special Committee, asserting the truth about the integrity of the investigation and being concerned about the statements and actions made by these members.” Peroshi’s statement read. “The unprecedented nature of January 6 demands this unprecedented decision.”
by NPRBoth Jordan and the bank voted against proving the outcome of the 2020 presidential election hours after thousands of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.
Pelosi added that at the request of McCarthy, Republican lawmakers Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls would be appointed to the committee. She also called for McCarthy to propose two other Republicans to replace Banks and Jordan.
All five members McCarthy proposed for the commission voted against impeaching former President Donald Trump for his role in the riots. USA Today..
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