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Pelosi rejects two GOP picks for panel

Jul 22, 2021 - USA Today

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republican members for the select committee that will investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to pull House Republicans out of the process.

McCarthy on Monday selected five Republicans to join the committee: ranking member Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Texas Rep. Troy Nehls.

Earlier Wednesday, Pelosi said she "must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committe...