McCarthy rips Pelosi for 'egregious abuse of power'
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY: "This is the house of the peoples, not the house of Pelosi."
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday withdrew all five of his nominees for the special committee responsible for the deadly attack on the Capitol on Jan.
Pelosi on Wednesday turned down representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, convinced defenders of former President Donald Trump, in a statement saying it was doing so to protect the integrity of the investigation and because of "concerns about statements and actions taken" by Banks and Jordan.
She added, "The unprecedented nature of January 6th calls for this unprecedented decision."
McCarthy fired back and beat Pelosi for what he called "an outrageous abuse of power".
“Pelosi created a sham process. No committee in Congress will work when one person selects all who can serve. That has never happened before. "
Pelosi created the 13-member body after Republican lawmakers rejected an earlier attempt to form an independent, bipartisan commission.
Pelosi had previously named a Republican, Liz Cheney, to the panel.
Cheney, who was stripped of her Republican leadership position in the House of Representatives for rejecting Trump's false claims that the November elections were stolen, told reporters she would stay on the commission and agreed to Pelosi's decision.
Then she criticized McCarthy for his "insincere" "rhetoric".
"The minority leader has tried at every opportunity to prevent the American people from understanding what happened in order to block this investigation."
McCarthy promised Wednesday that Republicans would conduct their own investigation into the January 6th events.
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