‘This is dead serious’: Pelosi says she dismissed two Republicans from the Capitol Riot Committee because she didn’t want their ‘antics’ to get in the way after someone promised the BIDEN government’s response to the attack of January 6 to investigate
- House Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to ban two Republicans from the Jan. 6 committee
- “We won’t let their antics get in the way of…” finding the truth, she said
- Republicans have accused her of playing politics with the investigation
- On Wednesday, she vetoed the nominations of Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan
- She pointed to a statement from Banks condemning the Biden administration’s response to the Capitol riots
- “There was no Biden government in January, so let’s not get into that,” she said
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to reject two Republicans nominated to the Capitol Riot Committee, saying their “antics” threatened to get in the way of the truth behind what happened on Jan. 6.
Republicans accused her of playing politics by Rep. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks reject.
But during her weekly press conference, she said the couple had a history of making statements that would have made it impossible for them to make a balanced judgment, including blaming the Biden administration for events that unfolded. before it had even formed.
“That’s why it’s my responsibility as Speaker of the House to make sure we get to the truth about this, and we won’t let their antics get in the way,” she said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to bar two Republicans from serving on the committee to investigate the Jan. 6 violence, saying their “antics” would get in the way of the truth. Republicans have accused her of playing politics
The House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, nominated Representatives Jim Banks (left) and Jim Jordan to the Jan. 6 committee from his five picks. But on Wednesday, Pelosi turned them down, sparking a political spat and accusations that she planned to go after former President Trump.
House’s selected committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol will meet for its first time next week as it investigates the attack on Congress that killed five people
The panel will hold its first hearing next week on violence that killed five people after supporters of former President Trump stormed Congress.
Under the terms of the select committee, Pelosi could name eight members and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy had five choices.
Pelosi accepted three of the Republican nominations, but turned down Jordan and Banks.
The two Republicans are outspoken allies of former President Trump, leading to accusations that Pelosi had embarked on a witch hunt. McCarthy then withdrew all of his five nominations.
Pelosi hit back, saying getting to the truth was too important.
“We’re here to find out the truth, not to get to Trump,” she said.
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“So law permitting, I did not accept that two of the five people were appointed, they had made statements and taken actions that I believe would compromise the integrity of the committee’s committee, the work as a committee,” she said.
“This is dead serious. This is about our constitution, it is about our country.’
As an example, she cited a belligerent statement released Monday night by Banks in which he promised to use his role on the committee to investigate the Biden administration’s response to the riots.
“There was no Biden government in January, so let’s not get into that,” she said.
In his statement, after being appointed to the committee by McCarthy, Banks promised to answer questions ignored by Democrats.
The House Selection Committee will hold its first hearing next week, when law enforcement officers are expected to hear about the Jan. 6 events
Pelosi said she blocked Banks (right) because he promised to investigate the Biden administration’s response to the attack, even though President Biden was not yet in power.
“Even then, I will do everything I can to give the American people the facts about the build-up to January 6, the riots that day, and the reactions of the Capitol leadership and the Biden administration,” he said.
“I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum for condemning millions of Americans for their political beliefs.”
Two days later, he accused Pelosi of running away from the facts.
“I am a sitting congressman and have served my country in Afghanistan and the president knows how hard I will fight for my country,” he said.
“We’ve been saying all along that this was a purely partisan exercise by the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi’s rejection of me and Jim Jordan shows once again that she is the most partisan figure in America today.”
The panel has been plagued by partisan squabbles from the start. Last month, all but two Republicans opposed the select committee in a House vote last month.