Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked two GOP picks to serve on a panel created to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Pelosi said Wednesday she won’t allow Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana or Jim Jordan of Ohio to participate, even though the Republican lawmakers were selected by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the committee.
“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,” the California Democrat said in a statement.
“The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”
Democrats, who control the House, appointed eight members to the committee. Republicans have only five seats on the committee. Pelosi told McCarthy she has no objections to