By The Washington Times. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she has blocked Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the Jan. 6 select committee, citing concerns over the “impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tapped Mr. Jordan and Mr. Banks, both conservative firebrands, for the panel this week, along with Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.
“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,” Ms. Pelosi said in a statement. (Read more from “Pelosi Moves to Block Trump Allies From Jan. 6 Committee” HERE)
Dem Rep.: Trump Has To Testify Before Capitol Riot Commission
By Breitbart. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) said Wednesday on CNN’s “Situation Room” that the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riots will have to hear testimony from former President Donald Trump. . .
Acosta asked, “On the January 6 Committee, should they try to bring in former President Trump to testify?
Khanna replied, “Yes, I don’t see how you don’t! They should bring in every relevant person to the hearings. It should be bipartisan, it should be factual. But how can you say that President Trump, who was giving speeches encouraging people to go into the Capitol, isn’t a material witness?” (Read more from “Dem Rep.: Trump Has To Testify Before Capitol Riot Commission” HERE)
Rep. Jim Banks Unloads On Pelosi, Vows To Get Jan. 6 Answers Via GOP Panel
By New York Post. Rep. Jim Banks is vowing not to back down from investigating the security shortcomings that led to the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) booting him on Wednesday. . .
Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped by McCarthy to serve as the ranking member on the Jan. 6 select committee, said Pelosi’s decision proves that the Democrats’ intentions were politically motivated.
“It really made me angry. I served my country in Afghanistan and she is saying that I’m not up to playing a serious role on this Jan. 6 committee,” he told The Post Wednesday.
“But it just goes to show all along this was never a serious effort on their part, it’s all a political witch hunt. They want to make this all about Donald Trump, dragging Republican members of Congress through the mud and attacking 75 million people that voted for Donald Trump.” (Read more from “Rep. Jim Banks Unloads On Pelosi, Vows To Get Jan. 6 Answers Via GOP Panel” HERE)
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