Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Pelosi Says She Won’t Let GOP ‘Antics’ Distract From Jan. 6 Probe

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared late Thursday that a commission to investigate the events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 will move forward despite what she called “antics” from Republicans. It comes after Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two of the five Republican lawmakers that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had nominated for the commission, Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Following Pelosi’s move, McCarthy said in a statement her rejection represented “an egregious abuse of power” and that Republicans “will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts” unless Pelosi accepts all his picks for the congressional committee. On Thursday, Pelosi declared to reporters, “It is my responsibility as the Speaker of the House to make sure we get to the truth of this, and we will not let [Republicans’] antics stand in the way of that.” She called …

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