Speaker Nancy Pelosi has rejected the picks of Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6th select committee.
Pelosi said in a statement that Democrats in her caucus had raised specific objections to Jordan and Banks “and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.”
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,” Pelosi added.
“The violent domestic attack on Congress on January 6th was the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812 and the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War. We are facing a radically new threat in the kinds of forces that combined to attack our government on January 6th. The future of our democracy is on the line. This assault was an attempt to overthrow the government.
“We need a comprehensive investigation as to who organized this attack, who paid for it, how they nearly succeeded in overthrowing a presidential election, why they did it and how we must organize ourselves to prevent anything like it from ever happening again,” Pelosi said.
“Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee. I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation. I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members,” she conitnued.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee. The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision,” she added.
CNN reported Tuesday, that Rep. Jim Jordan who was selected by GOP House Minority Leader McCarthy to serve on the January 6th committee, suggested the committee should investigate Pelosi.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) July 20, 2021
Manu Raju of CNN also tweeted:
Jim Jordan, who was selected by McCarthy to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee, told me he’s willing to testify before panel about his conversations with Trump. “If they call me, I got nothing to hide.”
Jordan also suggested that Speaker Pelosi’s actions are of interest to him.
“There’s one question that needs to be answered, and that’s why wasn’t there proper security presence that day. And that’s a question only the speaker can answer.”
Jordan also suggested that Speaker Pelosi's actions are of interest to him.
"There's one question that needs to be answered, and that's why wasn't there proper security presence that day. And that's a question only the speaker can answer."
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 20, 2021