House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she rejects House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's naming of Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, citing their objection to President Biden's Electoral College victory.
Why it matters: The move is likely to draw fierce condemnation from pro-Trump Republicans who had already opposed a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 riots.
- Pelosi said she accepted McCarthy's recommendation to appoint Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Troy Nehls (R-Texas), and requested that he recommend two other members to replace Jordan and Banks.
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