House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refuses to give Speaker Nancy Pelosi any leeway when it comes to her ultra-partisan Jan. 6 Committee. The leading America First lawmaker has formed an unbreakable coalition with Former President Donald Trump in an effort to regain Republican majorities and prevent Biden’s radical legislative agenda from coming to fruition.
The terms laid out in the formation of Pelosi’s committee proves she is acting in bad faith. Under her rules, Nancy is able to veto any GOP nominees to the committee as she sees fit. Yesterday she did just that.
Rep. McCarthy nominated five House Members to the Jan 6. investigative board, only to be rejected the very next day. Nancy Pelosi vetoed two of McCarthy’s nominees, who she considered detrimental to the process given their unwillingness to accept the results of the 2020 election.
Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio were not permitted to investigate the events on Jan. 6 despite Pelosi’s promise to remain impartial and non-partisan.
But we all knew that was coming.
In response, Minority Leader McCarthy rescinded the remaining nominees, leaving Pelosi with a group of her Democrat allies and no GOP representation. Instead he vowed to launch a separate Republican-led investigation into Jan. 6 — a move Pelosi was fearing all along.
“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 wrote.
Read McCarthy’s full statement here:
A spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee issued an accusatory statement charging Nancy Pelosi with “abuse of power and behaving as a tyrant would,” adding “It’s become obvious that the Democrats’ only goal with this sham committee is to score political points in an attempt to hold on to their majority.”
Here are the Members Pelosi nominated to the committee:
- Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
- Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
- Adam Schiff (D-CA)
- Pete Aguilar (D-CA)
- Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
- Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
- Elaine Luria (D-VA)
- Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Take Note: not only did every nominee vote for Former President Trump’s impeachment on both occasions, but her picks include impeachment managers Reps. Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin — and leading RINO / Anti-Trump warmonger Liz Cheney.
Moreover, Schiff’s appointment to the committee comes after he claimed over and over again former President Trump was guilty of colluding with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.
Author: Asa McCue