Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) on Wednesday ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after she rejected his nomination to the special congressional panel investigating the Capitol riot on January 6.
“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,” Banks told the New York Post on 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,” Banks told the outlet.
On Wednesday, Pelosi rejected two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) proposed Republican members for the committee, Banks and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements