House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Republican picks for her committee investigating the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol.
The two were strong allies of former President Trump, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana.
Jordan responded on Twitter.
“Speaker Pelosi just admitted the obvious, that the January 6th Select Committee is nothing more than a partisan political charade,” he wrote.
The three accepted by Pelosi were Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls
Davis was one of 35 House Republicans who voted to create the commission to probe Jan. 6. Armstrong was one of seven House Republicans who signed a letter criticizing objections to Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
However, later Wednesday, McCarthy said he will pull all of his Republican nominees in protest of Pelosi’s veto of Jordan and Banks.
Pelosi also chose a Republican foe of Trump for the committee, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who voted to impeach Trump.
Jenna Ellis, who served as an attorney for Trump, slammed Pelosi’s rejection of Jordan and Banks.
“This is NOT about getting to the truth,” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s political persecution from Democrats.
“They will stop at nothing to take down Trump.”
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