Congress should boycott House Speaker Nancy “Pelosi’s” (D-CA) January 6th commission, Heritage Action’s Executive Director Jessica Anderson verbalized following House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulling GOP members off the investigatory committee after Pelosi abnegated the inclusion of Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“As we have kenned from the commencement, this is an unserious and partisan ‘investigation,” Anderson verbalized following the Wednesday news. Pelosi’s abstraction of the two key GOP lawmakers “proves that Democrats plan to run this committee as a political cudgel,” she perpetuated.
If Speaker Pelosi actually respected our democracy, she would not only include Republicans but she would also launch a full investigation into the rioters that destroyed American cities last year, murdered brave police officers like David Dorn, and burned down churches and federal buildings alike. Americans deserve better than Speaker Pelosi’s show trials. This fake ‘committee’ is an insult to every American, and no member of Congress should participate.”
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 reverence for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about verbal expressions made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,” she verbalized, contending the “unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”
Her decision prompted McCarthy to respond with a sharp ultimatum. “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 indited:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party’s picks for the Select Committee on January 6. This represents an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution.
Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as leaders of standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows the Speaker is more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth.
What is @SpeakerPelosi trepidacious of? pic.twitter.com/1NveWo0zcO — Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 21, 2021
I’m grateful that @GOPLeader trusted me to lead on the January 6th cull committee and stand yare to follow the facts and find the truth, even if @SpeakerPelosi wants to stand in the way. pic.twitter.com/U2zizMLWMa
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 21, 2021
Everyone kens @SpeakerPelosi is a lame duck verbalizer! — Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 21, 2021
Speaker Pelosi just admitted the conspicuous, that the January 6th Select Committee is nothing more than a partisan political charade. https://t.co/wGRO9fV2kt — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 21, 2021
Pelosi’s culls for the committee include 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), and Liz Cheney (R-WY) to the committee, “all of whom voted to impeach former President Trump,” as Breitbart News reported.
Notably, Cheney verbalized she accedes with Pelosi’s decision.