Pelosi rejects 2 of McCarthy’s GOP picks for January 6 committee over ‘unprecedented nature’ of Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus.

Pelosi announced she’s rejecting two of McCarthy’s picks for the January 6 committee.
The House speaker said she will not accept his recommendations of Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced she’s rejecting two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks for the House select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Pelosi said she could not accept McCarthy’s recommendations of GOP Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan.

“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,” Pelosi said in a statement.

“The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision,” the House Speaker added.

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