Pelosi rejects appointment of 3rd District Rep. Jim Banks to Capitol Hill riot commission

(Photo supplied/Jim Banks for Congress)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the appointment of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday that she would not accept either man on the committee.

Banks and Jordan are considered to be close allies of former President Trump. Both Banks and Jordan voted to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

“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 Reps. Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,” Pelosi stated.

Rep. Banks released the following statement after Pelosi’s announcement:

“I’m a sitting member of Congress and served my country in Afghanistan and the Speaker knows how hard I will fight for my country. We said 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 she is the most partisan figure in America today.

The American people deserve the truth. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi is afraid of the facts.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has pulled all five Republican members from the Committee in response to Pelosi’s decision.

“Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy said.

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Charles U Farley July 22, 2021 at 10:46 am

Of course Pelosi rejected Banks and Jordan. She doesn’t want anyone on the Jan 6 commission looking into what ACTUALLY happened, they only want people who will parrot the narrative like Lizard Cheney.

An actual investigation would land Democrats in jail, and we can’t have that!

Joann Burns July 22, 2021 at 1:10 pm

Pelosi can’t have people telling the Truth!!!

Carman Greenlee July 22, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Piglosi doesnt want the truth coming out,she wants to keep the demoncrats lies going and going, they will never stop. What a joke they are. They wouldnt know honesty if it bit them in the butt. Charles you are absolutely right. This is truly disgusting and at we the people’s expense. GAG!!!


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