Cultist Rep Falsely Claims To Be On Riot Committee

CNN reports:

GOP Rep. Jim Banks lamented on the House floor that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prevented him from serving on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. And yet, Banks sent a letter to at least one government agency falsely claiming that he is ranking member of the committee in his signature.

According to a letter provided to CNN, Banks wrote to the Department of the Interior on September 16 asking to be provided with any information the department turns over to the House committee.

“I ask that you provide me any information that is submitted to the Select Committee. Additionally, please include me on any update or briefing that you provide,” Banks wrote. Banks signed the letter as ranking member of the committee, while admitting that Pelosi blocked his appointment.

Mic reports:

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), who is a member of the committee, called out Banks’s gambit during a Thursday House vote.

At the time, the members were voting to recommend Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to former President Donald Trump, to the Department of Justice for criminal charges over Bannon’s failure to comply with a congressional subpoena.

Cheney revealed that Banks has evidently been reaching out to various federal agencies and social media platforms requesting information as the “ranking member” of the Jan. 6 committee, which — again, we can’t stress this enough — he no longer serves.