House rejects GOP effort to seat McCarthy's choices for Jan. 6 select panel
The House of Representatives voted 218-197 on Monday to thwart minority leader Kevin McCarthy's attempt to put his preferred members on the January 6th Special Committee.
Why It Matters: Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi has vetoed two of the five Republicans McCarthy enlisted on the panel, citing her vote against certification for the 2020 election. McCarthy has since threatened to open a parallel GOP investigation if it does not allow his selection.
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The House vote will take place the day before the panel's first hearing, which will include statements from four police officers injured during the Capitol riot.
State of play: Last week, Pelosi vetoed McCarthy's decision, the Reps. Reps. Appoint Jim Banks, Ind. And Jim Jordan, Ohio to the panel on the grounds that they would jeopardize the investigation.
In response, McCarthy boycotted the committee and passed a resolution to formally condemn Pelosi's refusal to place all five of his picks.
Their refusal "directly damages the legitimacy, credibility and integrity of the select committee's procedures," the resolution said.
Remarkable: Pelosi has now selected the Republican MP Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Who voted for the impeachment of the president, for one of the vacancies. He joins Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), One of Pelosi's original eight picks for the panel.
Both voted with the Democrats to propose McCarthy's resolution.
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