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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:35 PM

Pelosi Statement on Republican Recommendations to Serve on the Select Committee

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! A few minutes ago (about 1:00 PM) McCarthy has withdrawn ALL his recommendations!

Source: Speaker.gov Newsroom

Pelosi Statement on Republican Recommendations to Serve on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol

JULY 21, 2021 PRESS RELEASE

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the Republican recommendations to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol:

"The violent domestic attack on Congress on January 6th was the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812 and the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War. We are facing a radically new threat in the kinds of forces that combined to attack our government on January 6th. The future of our democracy is on the line. This assault was an attempt to overthrow the government.

"We need a comprehensive investigation as to who organized this attack, who paid for it, how they nearly succeeded in overthrowing a presidential election, why they did it and how we must organize ourselves to prevent anything like it from ever happening again.

"It had been our hope to establish a bipartisan, independent National Commission, but there is no prospect for that Commission at this time because of insufficient support from Republican Senators. Therefore, the House established the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of the terrorist mob attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. It will also be charged with reporting its findings, conclusions and recommendations for preventing future attacks.

"Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee. I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation. I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members.

"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 Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.

"The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision."


Read more: https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/72121-2

Essentially she's saying that McCarthy, Jordan, and Banks can go F* off!

Note: Full statement included, this is the Speaker's site and statement, not copyrighted.

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Reply Pelosi Statement on Republican Recommendations to Serve on the Select Committee (Original post)
George II Wednesday OP
pandr32 Wednesday #1
brooklynite Wednesday #2
Nevilledog Wednesday #5
bottomofthehill Wednesday #40
olegramps Thursday #63
hlthe2b Wednesday #3
Escurumbele Wednesday #51
Nevilledog Wednesday #4
lagomorph777 Wednesday #18
BGBD Wednesday #43
diverdownjt Wednesday #54
diverdownjt Wednesday #55
ProfessorGAC Wednesday #52
Walleye Wednesday #6
lagomorph777 Wednesday #20
Walleye Wednesday #22
Budi Wednesday #7
SheltieLover Wednesday #11
Budi Wednesday #16
George II Wednesday #27
Budi Wednesday #30
George II Wednesday #31
Budi Wednesday #36
SheltieLover Wednesday #12
brush Wednesday #14
calimary Wednesday #53
onetexan Wednesday #58
SheltieLover Wednesday #8
MarineCombatEngineer Wednesday #9
grumpyduck Wednesday #41
MarineCombatEngineer Wednesday #47
NurseJackie Wednesday #10
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brer cat Wednesday #17
jalan48 Wednesday #19
Politicub Wednesday #28
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George II Wednesday #32
jalan48 Wednesday #34
marieo1 Wednesday #21
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Politicub Wednesday #24
Sucha NastyWoman Wednesday #25
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GoCubsGo Wednesday #42
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Gymbo Wednesday #35
George II Wednesday #37
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MontanaMama Wednesday #48
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Cha Wednesday #56
Joinfortmill Wednesday #57
Mike Niendorff Thursday #59
LetMyPeopleVote Thursday #60
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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:39 PM

1. Madame Speaker is no pushover

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:40 PM

2. Not clear why Nehis meets the acceptable threshold.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:42 PM

5. I agree

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:08 PM

40. I don't believe he had spoken out against the hearings yet and the other two had

He is a former cop who was on the floor with 2 other members preparing to Battle with the insurrectionists on 1/6 armed with a sign.

It would be awfully tough for a cop to shit on the other cops that showed up that day.

Key comment, “ Statements made and actions taken” from the Speakers press release

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:39 AM

63. The choice of any Republican is one of the lesser of evils.

I don't think that there is even one Republican that is actually fair minded. It would be a gross contradiction of todays Republican. They are nothing more than brainwashed turds. I really don't give a damn if any Republican is put on the committee. Everyone of them is dedicated to obstruction of the truth concerning their party's responsibility. I say go ahead with a committee of only Democrats because the Republicans with never concede to the facts.

The best you can hope for is that the results will at best convince the Independent voters that the Republicans represent one of the greatest threats to our system of government that we has ever faced. The bold fact is they are dedicated to the establishment of a authoritarian presidency and the destruction of the balance of powers that our system was founded on. The admiration that Trump has for Russian and Chinese systems clearly reveals his ultimate objective. As many have observed, the Republican Party has become a cult as blind as those dedicated to Mao, Stalin or Hitler as supreme invincible leaders.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:41 PM

3. THANK YOU, Speaker Pelosi!

Ovaries of steel!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:37 PM

51. Good one, made me laugh, and I was already happy from reading the news...

Maybe it needs to be made into a TV series...Nancy, Ovaries of steel!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:42 PM

4. Nehls also voted not to certify....he should not be on this committee

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:59 PM

18. +1000 She needs to reject Nehls too.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:15 PM

43. His vote was his legal right, and has been exercised by Democrats before

He's not an insurrection-denier like Gym is.

Nehls is an asshole for voting not to certify, but it was just a political move for him. He stood in the line of fire and engaged rioters with a wooded sign post. He helped defend the inner chamber.

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Response to BGBD (Reply #43)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:00 PM

54. I don't care...

When it came to stand up for what what is right and real...he failed the test.
No quarter for these assholes.

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Response to diverdownjt (Reply #54)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:01 PM

55. I'm with Nancy...10000%

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:47 PM

52. Strategic Move By Pelosi...

...to keep him.
The rejection is more about the public belittling of the insurrection than about the cert vote.
It's looks much less partisan than to reject based on an official duty occurring after the event being investigated.
I think leaving him on is a shrewd move by the speaker.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:42 PM

6. Oooh haha!Gymmie got a spanking. The whining and pissing and moaning will be epic

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:59 PM

20. Gym got towel-snapped.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:02 PM

22. 😂Good one!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:43 PM

7. HA! "..Jordan, and Banks can go F* off!"

That's just Speaker Pelosi being Speaker Pelosi

I thank the gods for this woman

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:52 PM

11. This!👆

Can you even imagine how they are fuming? A wooooman dared to say "No!"

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:55 PM

16. Lol..and it was THAT WOMAN!!

I don't even wanna know what his response was

The big baby tainted himself with his own statements.

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Response to Budi (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:14 PM

27. McCarthy's response, just minutes later, was to pull all the names. Basically he's taking....

....his republican balls (or should I say testicles?) and going home.

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Response to George II (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:23 PM

30. Them Schweddy balls are a schweatin!!



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Response to Budi (Reply #30)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:24 PM

31. Damn, I loved that. That skit was WAY ahead of its time. Surprised it wasn't censored back then.

Thanks for the reminder!

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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:29 PM

36. It broke the ratings, mostly cuz the ratings & censor ppl couldn't stop laughing long enough..

...probably passing a joint between them too.

What a classic, huh!


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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:53 PM

12. This!👆

Can you even imagine how they are fuming? A wooooman dared to say "No!"

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:54 PM

14. She's a helluva leader...and has great style too.

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:08 PM

53. GIRLFRIEND!

You ROCK, my lady!

I wonder if she wore red that day to “own the CONS”?

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:30 PM

58. Love her coat!! The color is fab!!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:49 PM

8. Ty, Madam Speaker!





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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:50 PM

9. Speaker Pelosi is so done with McCarthy's bullshit

and is putting him on notice that she won't tolerate his attempt to derail the investigation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, RWNJ Terminator.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:11 PM

41. The Speakernator?

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:22 PM

47. That's even better.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:50 PM

10. Don't mess with Nancy! Nancy Pelosi Rocks!! Experience counts!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:53 PM

13. Jordan should be a witness, not a committee member

You go, Madam Speaker!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:55 PM

15. Great decision from Speaker Pelosi!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:57 PM

17. Rock on, Nancy!

You are the boss.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:59 PM

19. Can Jordan still crash the hearing room and create a spectacle?

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:16 PM

28. He can try, but he would be a fool to take on Madame Speaker.

So he probably will try; Jordan is known for his predilection for silencing victims of sexual abuse, and not a keen intellect.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:17 PM

29. One way or another, he'll create a spectacle

When Jordan said he considered the investigation to be the third impeachment, he was really just telling us how he would treat it: He doesn't give a damn about the facts; he doesn't give a damn about the law; he doesn't give a damn about the best interests of the country. All he cares about is pandering to Trump's cult and getting sound bites on Fox to advance his own career. I desperately hope Trump fucks him over, as he usually does to anyone who plays that game.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:25 PM

32. Unless he's a witness, if he tries he'll be hauled out of there in cuffs by the Sargent at Arms.

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Response to George II (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

34. I hope you are right. The Republican's have shown they are willing to do anything to undermine

the rule of law.

Congrats to Speaker Pelosi for her action.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:02 PM

21. Way to go, Speaker Pelosi

Way to go, Speaker Pelosi.........this is exactly what we want you to do - you speak for all of us. Thank you so much.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:03 PM

23. Heretofore known as the "Unprecedented" announcement.

Kicking two butts with one high heel.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:10 PM

24. The Speaker will not allow something this serious to become a farce.

She isn’t pulling any punches, and I feel she does an incredible job of representing the people.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:11 PM

25. She's in control

And knows what she’s doing.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:11 PM

26. Banks disqualified himself by being an asshole

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:12 PM

42. He also disqualified himself by hiring Tucker Carlson's son as his communications director.

The last thing they need is that little turd leaking stuff to Daddy.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

33. Rejecting two is hardly a reason to tube it, but McCarthy has no intention of having these hearings.

The Orange One forbids it and Wormtail does his bidding...

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:21 PM

45. They will go on whether he intends them to or not.

It's not up to him, and if the GOP doesn't want to behave like adults here, the committee will move on without them.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:29 PM

35. I'm not seeing that McCarthy withdrew all five

I just went to the Speakers press release, and I saw no mention of a withdrawal.

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Response to Gymbo (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:38 PM

37. CNN: "McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP members from 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects 2 of his picks"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:49 PM

38. looking forward Gym's testy-money🤨

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:54 PM

39. Guessing Trump will be pissed

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:16 PM

44. THAT is how you wield power for the good of democracy and of the State

Not like McConnell quashing legislation and appointments for strictly partisan political purposes!

Speaker Pelosi has stepped up yet again! She will rank among the greatest Speakers for as long as there is America.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:21 PM

46. And Man-child McCarthy throws the not-surprising hissy-fit.

Sure glad the grown-ups are in charge!

We have to extend their majority in the upcoming midterms.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:34 PM

48. You had your chance Kevin.

Nancy called your lame ass bluff. I expect you to take your deflated ball and go home now.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:35 PM

49. I said it Publicly

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:37 PM

50. Yes!!!

Fantastic, and she used the occasion to further her case.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:09 PM

56. KR TY & Nancy!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:38 PM

57. If these hearings are public, the GOP will go down in infamy for all eternity.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:23 AM

59. Most significant line in this statement:


"This assault was an attempt to overthrow the government."

MDN

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:40 AM

60. Great statement by Speaker Pelosi

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:50 AM

61. America thanks you, Madame Speaker

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:23 AM

62. K&R!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 12:32 AM

64. Those complicit in the crime have no right to sit in judgement.

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