U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 1, 2021 in Washington, DC
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, turned down two Republican selections on Wednesday to join the special committee investigating the deadly January 6 invasion of the Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Pelosi said in a statement that they oppose GOP Representatives Jim Jordan from Ohio and Jim Banks from Indiana “with respect for the integrity of the investigation” and “with an insistence on the truth and with concern about the statements made and actions taken” must from these members. “
Jordan and Banks were two of five Republican lawmakers selected to serve on the committee by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Pelosi’s testimony said she told McCarthy she would appoint the other three Republicans and “requested that he recommend two more members” to replace Jordan and Banks.
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