House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she plans to name Republicans to serve on the select committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol riots after yanking GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks last week. 

During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked if Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger would be among the lawmakers selected. 

“That would be my plan,” the California Democrat said. 

Questioned on the timing of the announcement, Pelosi said: “Perhaps after I speak to Adam Kinzinger.”

“You could say that’s the direction that I would be going. He and other Republicans have expressed an interest to serve on the select committee,” she said.

Pelosi said she wanted to appoint the other three Republicans chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — Reps. Rodney Davis (Illinois), Kelly Armstrong (S.D.) and Troy Nehls (Texas) — but she said McCarthy withdrew their names.

She said Jordan and Banks — staunch allies of former President Donald Trump — are two people she would not appoint.

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The veto of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s choices led Republicans to accuse Pelosi of exacerbating the political divisiveness in the country.
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“The two that I would not appoint, people who would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. And there’s no way I would tolerate their antics as we seek the truth,” Pelosi said. 

So far, the only Republican on the panel is Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. 

The veto of McCarthy’s choices led Republicans to accuse Pelosi of exacerbating the political divisiveness in the country, and the House Freedom Caucus called on the minority leader to use a procedural tactic to remove Pelosi as speaker. 

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to appoint Reps. Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, who Rep. McCarthy picked for the committee but later withdrew their names.
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In the interview on ABC, Pelosi rejected the threat to her leadership, saying “we get those every day of the week.”

“Our confidence that we have in the work of our bipartisan committee that we have now — a select committee led by Chairman Bennie Thompson, bipartisan with the participation of a very courageous number of Congress, Congresswoman Liz Cheney — is high,” Pelosi said. 



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