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McCarthy pulls GOP picks from Jan. 6 panel after Pelosi blocks Trump allies

Jul 22, 2021 - The Washington Times

The bipartisan makeup of the Jan. 6 select committee took a big hit Wednesday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi barred a pair of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies from taking part in the investigation, citing concerns about the “impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.”

Mrs. Pelosi said House Democrats were concerned that Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, a pair of conservative firebrands, would undermine the probe.

“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 California Democrat said in her announcemen...