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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

 

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press file

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement Wednesday that she would not accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks or Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. Both are close allies of former President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as "an egregious abuse of power."

McCarthy said the GOP won't participate in the investigation if Democrats won't accept the members he appointed.

Pelosi cited the "integrity" of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, picked by McCarthy to be the top Republican on the panel, or Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. The two men are outspoken allies of former President Donald Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol that day and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden's win. Both of them voted to overturn the election results in the hours after the siege.

https://www.startribune.com/pelosi-bars-trump-allies-from-jan-6-probe-gop-vows-boycott/600080054/

 

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