ABC News reports:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday rejected two of the Republican picks — Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind. ) — for the Jan. 6 select committee.
Both GOP lawmakers are staunch allies of former President Trump, and both had voted in January against certifying President Biden’s election victory. In a statement, Pelosi said Democrats in her caucus had raised specific objections to Jordan and Banks “and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.”
“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,” she said.
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Now that Pelosi bounced Jordan and Banks, she should put on Adam Kinzinger and another Republican who supported impeachment and the commission.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 21, 2021
“I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,” Pelosi says. Both voted to overturn the election results. Biden’s aides had declined to say whether they believed those GOP lawmakers could act in good faith. https://t.co/eZCKQMGdyv
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 21, 2021
Breaking: Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two of Kevin McCarthy’s picks to serve on the Jan. 6 committee, a move guaranteed to spark major backlash among House Republicans https://t.co/w07Ydqpssz
— POLITICO (@politico) July 21, 2021