Pelosi moves to block Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she has blocked Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the Jan. 6 select committee, citing concerns over the “impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tapped Mr. Jordan and Mr. Banks, both conservative firebrands, for the panel this week, along with Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.

“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,” Ms. Pelosi said in a statement.

She said she informed Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, that objections had been raised about Mr. Jordan and Mr. Banks. The two Republicans have been vocal supporters of former President Donald Trump and have questioned the motivation behind the select committee.

“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,” the California Democrat said of her discussion with Mr. McCarthy.

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