Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-21 12:48:02 –
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy in a Democrat-led investigation into the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol after refusing to appoint two allies of former President Nancy Pelosi to the Commission. Threatened the Republican boycott.
On Wednesday, Pelosi said it would not allow Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana to join the special committee. McCarthy proposed that Jordan, Banks, and Congressmen, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troynels join the Democratic Majority Commission.
But Wednesday Pelosi said he would not be seated in banks or Jordan.
“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.”
Both Jordan and the banks voted against proving the outcome of the 2020 presidential election hours after the riots.
Pelosi added that at McCarthy’s request, Davis, Armstrong and Neels would be appointed to the committee. She also called for McCarthy to propose two other Republicans to replace Banks and Jordan.
But in a statement Wednesday, McCarthy said the Republicans would not attend the hearing if Pelosi refused to sit in Jordan and the banks.
“Chairman Nancy Pelosi has taken unprecedented steps to refuse the election of a minority party to the selection committee on January 6. This represents a tremendous abuse of power and will be regained by the agency. No damage will be done, “McCarthy said. statement.. “Unless Pelosi turns around and seats all five Republican candidates, Republicans will not participate in their fake process and will instead pursue our own fact-finding.”
All five members McCarthy proposed for the commission voted against impeaching former President Donald Trump for his role in the riots.
In June, weeks after Senate Republicans blocked efforts to launch a bipartisan parliamentary investigation into a deadly riot, the House Democrats resolved to proceed with the investigation into the January 6 riot.
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