Pelosi rejects Republican Jim Jordan for Jan. 6 committee
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she was opposed to two of the five recommendations made by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy on the special committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol - MPs Jim Banks Indiana and Jim Jordan from Ohio, a staunch defense attorney for former President Donald Trump.
Banks and Jordan both voted to overturn the January 6 election results, and Pelosi said their appointments could compromise the "integrity of the investigation."
PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly media presence on Capitol Hill June 17, 2021 in Washington. (Joshua Roberts / Getty Images, FILE)
"Monday night, the minority leader recommended five members to serve on the special committee," Pelosi said in a statement. “I spoke to him this morning about the objections to Reps Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the implications of their appointment on the integrity of the investigation. I also informed him that I was ready to nominate Members Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troy Nehls, and asked him to propose two more members.
PHOTO: Rep. Jim Jordan departs from a caucus meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill July 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. from (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)
"With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about the statements and actions of these members, I must reject the recommendations of the representatives of the banks and Jordan to the special committee," she said.
"The unprecedented nature of January 6th calls for this unprecedented decision," Pelosi said.
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