Although unprecedented, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Wednesday that she would exclude Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from the commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection made perfect sense. After all, the two Republicans and Trump’s fierce allies voted against certifying the 2020 election results, just hours after the mob stormed the Capitol.
“With respect to the integrity of the investigation, insisting on the truth, and with concern for the statements made and the 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 6 calls for this unprecedented decision.”
That decision has now prompted, quite predictably, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to withdraw all five of your options of the panel, arguing that unless Pelosi changes course and accepts her duo of election objectors, she would refuse to allow the “sham process” to continue. The regular cast of conservatives have since complained that Pelosi’s announcement is evidence that the commission’s purpose is to ruin Donald Trump.
It is NOT about getting to the truth. It is the political persecution of the Democrats.
They will stop at nothing to bring down Trump.
– Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 21, 2021
Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as the leaders of the standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows that the Speaker is more interested in doing politics than looking for the truth, “McCarthy said. “Unless President Pelosi reverses course and acquiesces to the five Republican candidates, the Republicans will not participate in her false process and will instead continue with our own investigation of the facts.”
Of course, despite all McCarthy’s complaints, the leading Republican was clearly never interested in a meaningful investigation into the events of January 6; His selection of those who continue to support the so-called big lie proves it.