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Pelosi bans GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Jim Banks from serving on Jan. 6 committee, McCarthy threatens total boycott

Fox News

By Marisa Schultz | Fox News

July 21, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she’s rejecting two of the five GOP picks to sit on the newly formed Jan. 6 select committee.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday she won’t appoint Reps. Jim Jordan from Ohio or Jim Banks from Indiana – two strong allies of former President Donald Trump – to the committee formed to investigate the cause of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and make recommendations on preventing future violence. 

Her decision immediately sparked backlash from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who called Pelosi’s move “unprecedented” and threatened to have all Republicans boycott the committee if Jordan and Banks didn’t get appointed. 

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