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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:32 PM

Nancy Pelosi rejects two GOP members selected for 1/6 committee

Source: CNN

Edited to use CNN reporting.

CNN -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting Republican Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio from joining the select committee to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi said she approved of the appointments of Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas. Banks, Jordan and Nehls all objected to the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

This story is breaking and will be updated.



Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/nancy-pelosi-rejects-republicans-from-committee/index.html



Full Statement:

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."


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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George II Wednesday OP
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zuul Wednesday #3
BumRushDaShow Wednesday #4
LetMyPeopleVote Wednesday #5
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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:35 PM

1. yes! good

fuck banks, jordan, and especially mccarthy!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:37 PM

2. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

Now that I'm retired, I will have time to work on it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:46 PM

3. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Fuck off, Gym Jordan!

So glad she specifically stated the investigation will look at "who organized this attack, who paid for it" . . . nail those traitors, Madame Speaker!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:55 PM

4. FANTASTIC! Just saw WaPo breaking

Pelosi rejects two Republicans picked by McCarthy to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection

By Marianna Sotomayor
Today at 12:50 p.m. EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) picks to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee, citing that the outspoken Republicans may jeopardize “the integrity of the investigation.”

McCarthy announced Monday that he would recommend Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), noting that the two Republicans and three others represent an array of viewpoints and opinions. Both Jordan and Banks voted against certifying the election of President Biden.

“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,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”

Pelosi, who as Speaker has final say on who can serve on a committee, said that she was “prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy E. Nehls.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-mccarthy-jan6-committee/2021/07/21/21722d44-ea41-11eb-84a2-d93bc0b50294_story.html

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:56 PM

5. Speaker Pelosi should also reject Nehls

Nehls is an asshole

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:08 PM

7. As of a minute or two ago, it's moot - McCarthy has withdrawn the other three recommendations.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:16 PM

11. According to the WaPo Editorial Board Opinon done yesterday evening

Nehls also voted against certification.

Opinion: Pelosi must not let Kevin McCarthy’s cynical gambit spoil the Jan. 6 investigation

Opinion by the Editorial Board
Yesterday at 5:31 p.m. EDT

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Because of how the committee was created, Ms. Pelosi will have final say on its membership. Her appointments — including Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Democratic Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (Miss.), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee who will lead the panel — reflected a real seriousness of purpose. In contrast, Mr. McCarthy’s choices seem solely designed to make a circus of the proceedings. Ringleader, of course, would be Mr. Jordan, a persistent if not terribly skillful disrupter and provocateur. Mr. Jordan, Mr. Banks and Mr. Nehls all voted against certifying the results of the election despite the absence of voter fraud or major irregularities. Their complicity in feeding Mr. Trump’s lie about a stolen election is not compatible with any dispassionate investigation of the day’s events.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/20/kevin-mccarthys-picks-jan-6-panel-make-clear-he-wants-continue-coverup/


I suppose McCarthy can now instigate a showdown and create a clown show where he thinks he can spend the next couple weeks cycling through a list of the worst of the seditionist loons, one by one, including the likes of Brooks, Gosar, Nunes, etc. If he did do that, Pelosi should cut it off and go with what she has.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:09 PM

20. Or Did You Just Mean Republican?

What's the poor lame ambitious loser to do! It isn't as though he has a bunch of qualified first-bench types to choose from!

Asshole is probably as good as he can do.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:07 PM

6. UPDATE: Whiny ass McCarthy has withdrawn the other three names. So freaking juvenile!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:48 PM

15. Lesson here:

Don’t fuck around with Nancy Pelosi. You’d think he’d know that by now.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:00 PM

17. I'd be willing to bet a few bucks that she may well have...

...expected McCarthy would do exactly this and then she could be rid of all 5 of them without looking "unreasonable."

If so, well played, Madame Speaker!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:09 PM

8. Here is why banks was rejected

Banks is an asshole

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:53 PM

16. I don't think he'll like the answer to that question

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:32 PM

19. a little tidbit. Banks' communication director is Tucker Carlson's son

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:33 PM

25. Am I remembering wrongly...

but the facts about the leadup to Jan 6 doesn't include the Biden Administration... That didn't happen until Jan 20th, right? So, in addition to all the other lies and misdirection in Banks' statement, was who was actually President at that time. That ought to go over well with TFG.

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Response to slightlv (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:28 PM

26. The Biden Administration did not start until noon on Jan. 20

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:10 PM

9. Jordan is a loudmouth clown

He would just use his position to get his face in front of a camera and turn the whole investigation into a circus with him as the master of ceremonies. We don’t need someone who won’t take the position seriously. He’d do this to protect Trump and all the other insurrectionists.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:19 PM

12. Absolutely NO DOUBT.

He's such a vile person! Not concerned about the facts at all.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:46 PM

14. He is the Rand Paul of the House.

Waste of time, oxygen, and space.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:11 PM

10. Why was Nehls accepted?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:44 PM

13. She really had no choice if the committee's integrity matters.

Ideally, this warrants a Warren- or 9/11-type commission, but that ain’t gonna happen.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

18. What a shame....

It would be okay for most people if I finished my statement but I would get into trouble.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:20 PM

21. Good....

Once again, we can count on her and her decisions...... Love her!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:28 PM

22. Spit in his face too, Nancy!

Fuck him. What a piece of shit!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:36 PM

23. The first thing the GQP will want to do is get rid of the word, "insurrection."

The second thing they will try to do is to muddy the waters by bringing the George Floyd protests and Antifa into the investigation.

Finally, they'll want a resolution prohibiting the committee from issuing subpoenas to any congressperson, Pence or T*****.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:45 PM

24. Liz Cheney call out Jordan and Banks

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:39 AM

27. Here is the press conference

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