Jim Jordan among Kevin McCarthy’s 5 picks for Jan. 6 panel

GOP House Minority leader is expected to pick 5 Republicans for the special House committee created to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

According to Politico, Rep. Jim Banks will be the top Republican and he will be joined by  Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee and the co-founder of the far-right Freedom Caucus; Rep. Rodney Davis (Ill.), the top Republican on the Administration Committee; and Reps. Kelly Armstrong (N.D.) and Troy Nehls (Texas), a former county sheriff.

Per The Hill “the five McCarthy picks will join the eight lawmakers — seven Democrats plus Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) — tapped by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The special panel is chaired by Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).”