House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vetoed two Republican selections for the January 6th Select Committee on Wednesday, sparking intense responses from the other side of the aisle.
As Politico reported, “Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped to serve as ranking member, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both of whom voted to challenge certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral wins earlier this year.”
As NBC News reported, when Speaker Pelosi was asked by the press about her choice to veto Banks and Jordan but not Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX), who “also voted to overturn the election, she said, ‘That was not the criteria.’”
Pelosi also noted that the select committee will continue to be bipartisan because she chose Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) with her other seven Democratic choices.
“We have a bipartisan quorum so we can proceed,” Pelosi said.
On Wednesday, Rep. Banks tweeted, “The question that all of us should be asking: what is [Pelosi] afraid of?”
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