Democrat House Speaker has now officially banned pro-Trump congressman Jim Jordan from serving on the controversial January 6th commission. As Fox News reports:
Pelosi said Wednesday she won’t appoint Reps. Jim Jordan from Ohio or Jim Banks from Indiana – two strong allies of former President Donald Trump – to the committee formed to investigate the cause of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and make recommendations on preventing future violence.
Her decision immediately sparked backlash from GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy who called Pelosi’s move “unprecedented” and threatened to have all Republicans boycott the committee if Jordan and Banks didn’t get appointed.
“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 in a statement.
In response to Pelosi’s unhinged move, GOP leader McCarthy yanked all of his nominees for the committee and is now vowing that the GOP won’t participate at all. As the Hill reports:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has decided not to participate in the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol, yanking all of his GOP picks in protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s (D-Calif.) decision to reject two top Republicans.
“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,” he said in a statement.
Pelosi seems dead set on turning an already questionable inquiry into an open witchhunt against Donald Trump and his supporters.