Nancy Pelosi: Republicans abandon Capitol riot probe after Pelosi rejects Jim Jordan, Jim Banks | World News
Pelosi had previously turned down Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, staunch supporters of former President Donald Trump, from participating in the panel investigating the Triumph supporters who attacked Congress in an attempt to prevent it from certifying the election of President Joe Biden.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, insisting on the truth, and with concern for the statements and actions made by these members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select committee“Pelosi said in a statement.” The unprecedented nature of January 6 calls for this unprecedented decision. ”
Pelosi created the 13-member panel after House Republicans rejected an earlier attempt to create a bipartisan panel to investigate the violence, in which hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the building, assaulted police, smashed windows and sent legislators and then Vice President Mike Pence to fight. For security.
“The Republicans will not participate in their false process and will instead continue with our own investigation of the facts,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement withdrawing his nominees.
Pelosi had previously appointed a Republican, Liz Cheney, to the panel. Pelosi had said she would accept McCarthy’s three other nominees, Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and had asked him to elect two new members.
Jordan is a fervent supporter of Trump who served as one of his main advocates during his two impeachment trials, the last of which was accused of inciting riot on Capitol Hill. He then controlled by the Republicans Senate acquitted Trump both times.
Four people died on the day of the violent events, one shot to death by the police and the other three from natural causes. A Capitol police officer who had been attacked by protesters died the next day. Later, two police officers who responded to the assault on the Capitol took their own lives. More than a hundred policemen were injured.
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