McCarthy names five possible GOP members for Jan. 6 select committee

  
Via:  XXJefferson51  •  2 weeks ago  •  29 comments

By:   Nicholas Sherman

McCarthy names five possible GOP members for Jan. 6 select committee
"Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda," Banks said. "I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum for condemning millions of Americans because of their political beliefs."

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The star chamber political show trial is only about a week away.  It will be interesting to see if the idiot fascist who is 2nd in line to be president will try to dictate other Republican minority spots on this mockery of a committee besides appointing the traitorous establishment tramp Cheney.  Our future speaker picked five great members.  


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McCarthy names five possible GOP members for Jan. 6 select committee


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi already named eight of the 13 members to the committee.


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the names of five Republican House members who he could choose to be on the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

McCarthy's picks are led by Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who is the chair of the Republican Study Committee and the ranking member of the panel, according to Politico.

"I have accepted Leader McCarthy's appointment to this committee because we need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored. Among them, why was the Capitol unprepared and vulnerable to attack on January 6," Banks said in a statement Monday.

The other members include Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, the top Republican on the House Administration committee; Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary committee; North Dakota's Kelly Armstrong Texas' Troy Nehls.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the committee's creation earlier this month. She created it after the Senate blocked the Democrat-backed 9/11 style commission to study the riot.

"Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda," Banks said. "I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum for condemning millions of Americans because of their political beliefs."

Pelosi named eight of the 13 lawmakers to the panel: seven Democrats and one Republican, the Republican being Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.


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XXJefferson51
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1  seeder  XXJefferson51    2 weeks ago

Banks would serve as ranking member and would be joined on the panel by Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas, according to reports from CNN and Politico.

Banks said Pelosi created the panel to “malign conservatives” but said he will work to provide Americans with the facts surrounding the Capitol attack.

“I have accepted Leader McCarthy's appointment to this committee because we need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored,” the Indiana Republican said in a statement. “Among them, why was the Capitol unprepared and vulnerable to attack on January 6?”

Banks continued, showing some insight into his thinking and indicating that the GOP might use the panel as a forum to attack President Joe Biden, who was not sworn in yet on the day of the Jan. 6 attack.

“I will do everything possible to give the American people the facts about the lead up to January 6, the riot that day, and the responses from Capitol leadership and the Biden administration. I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum for condemning millions of Americans because of their political beliefs,” Banks stated.

Davis is the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, a panel that has held several hearings about the shortcomings of the Capitol Police. Jordan is the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of the Justice Department.

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XXJefferson51
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1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1    2 weeks ago

Key Facts

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a GOP rising star and the leader of the powerful Republican Study Committee, a caucus of conservatives that includes the majority of House Republicans, has been tapped as the ranking member.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the bombastic top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and a fierce Trump ally who has nonetheless broken with some of his colleagues in the Freedom Caucus when it comes to downplaying the Jan. 6 attack.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the chair of the House Administration Committee and a relative moderate in his caucus who was one of 35 House Republicans to vote to create a bipartisan commission to probe the attack, which was blocked by Senate Republicans.

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), one of seven House Republicans who signed a letter criticizing objections to President Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, which a majority of House Republicans voted for even after the Jan. 6 attack.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas), the only freshman on the list and a former county sheriff who, like Banks and Jordan, voted for objections to Biden’s victory.

Reached for comment, Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill told Forbes he “just received the names,” adding, “Stay tuned.”

Forbes has reached out to McCarthy’s office for comment.

Key Background

The text of the resolution creating the committee – which passed the House last month with the votes of all Democrats and two Republicans – allows Pelosi to appoint all 13 members of the committee, including five “after consultation” with McCarthy. Earlier this month, Pelosi tapped Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who voted for the committee, and seven Democrats to serve on the committee.

Crucial Quote

“Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said in a statement about his appointment, vowing to find “the facts about the lead up to January 6, the riot that day, and the responses from Capitol leadership and the Biden administration.”

Tangent

Jordan’s office sent out a link entitled “Jim Jordan Reacts to Being Named to January 6th Select Committee,” which linked to a supercut of House Democrats objecting to former President Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016 and alleging ties between Trump and the Russian government.

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1.1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    2 weeks ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they have staunchly opposed.

McCarthy has selected Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who recently visited former President Donald Trump on trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump's New Jersey golf club, to be the top Republican on the panel, according to a Republican familiar with the decision and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi must approve the names before they are final, per committee rules.

McCarthy has also tapped Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Texas Rep. Troy Nehls to serve on the panel, according to the two people, who shared the names on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement.

The five Republicans selected by McCarthy — all men — have strongly supported Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden's victory. Banks, Jordan and Nehls all voted to overturn Biden's win that day, even after the rioting. Davis and Armstrong voted to certify Biden's win…

…Banks made clear in a statement Monday evening that he would take a combative approach to his leadership on the panel, sharply criticizing the Democrats who had set it up.

“Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda," Banks said.

Jordan, one of Trump's staunchest defenders through his two impeachments and the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said after the House vote to form the committee that he believed the panel is “impeachment three” against the former president. Trump was impeached by the House and acquitted by the Senate both times…

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1.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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1.2.1  JBB  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2    2 weeks ago

And yet, of the nearly 600 Trumpist criminals arrested for violent destructive felonies during Trump's January 6th insurrection exactly zero zip nada none were members of BLM or ANTIFA. Not even one. They were all in the gop!

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.3  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

The cartoon points out the blatant hypocrisy and double standards between how participants in the events are being treated.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.4  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

We know that the guy who sold cnn video of the event including the now named officer who assassinated Ashli Babbit without any prior warning was affiliated with said terrorist groups.  BLM.  

 
 
 
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1.2.5  JBB  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

100% of those arrested for violent felonies committed at Trump's January 6th Save The Steal Rally and Insurrection were Trump supporters. ZERO were BLM or ANTIFA...

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.6  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JBB @1.2.5    2 weeks ago

100% of those arrested for violent felonies committed at Democrats riot and looting mob rampages and Insurrections last year from late May on were Biden supporters. All were BLM or ANTIFA...

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.8  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Too bad that the house committee will now have zero credibility and only democrats will believe a word it has to say or a finding it generates as they have eliminated any legitimate participation by the opposition.  Writing them off and questioning the objectivity of all they find will be easy now with no voice for the minority opposition party.  

 
 
 
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2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Where's Marjorie?  You cant expect Jim Jordan to do all the buffoon humor by himself. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Count on her being picked if Pelosi vetoed any of the members of the minority the future speaker picked. This is the most moderate group she’s going to get without imposing all the committee members on her own. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Well as we all likely know now, Nancy Pelosi ended comity in thr House of Representatives until Jan 2023 by for the first time ever dictating who the minority could have on the congressional committee.  So there will be no real Republicans on the committee or participation or cooperation with it.  

 
 
 
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2.2.1  devangelical  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.2    2 weeks ago

there's trumpsters in the house and senate that also belong in jail with the rest of those fucking domestic terrorists.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

So prove it.

As often as progressive liberals make that claim, you would hope that at least ONE of them could actually prove it, but, sadly, that has not been the case.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

how do you know? were you there?

 
 
 
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2.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

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XXJefferson51
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2.2.5  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.4    2 weeks ago

I’m proud that my congressman is on this list.  

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Doug LaMalfa,   Calif.

He’s done a great job representing us.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.6  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

Still no evidence that any House or Senate member had anything to do with those who engaged in violence or vandalism or any comparable act before, during , or after the event that day.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.2.3    2 weeks ago
how do you know? were you there?

I made no claim, merely challenged you to prove YOUR claim. Were YOU there and can provide proof?

I see you can't prove what I previously asked.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.8  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.7    2 weeks ago

I would only expect a diversion or what about ism rather than actual asked for proof considering everything.  

 
 
 
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2.2.9  Gsquared  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.2.6    2 weeks ago

Comment 2.2.6 is false.  There is evidence from one of the organizers, Ali Alexander, that at least three Republican Congressional members, Reps. Gossar, Biggs and Brooks, plotted with him to plan and organize the insurrection.

According to Alexander:  "we four schemed up putting maximum pressure on congress while they were voting..."

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.10  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gsquared @2.2.9    2 weeks ago

There is?  What is this evidence?  Links? Proof? Someone’s allegation is not proof.  

 
 
 
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2.2.11  Gsquared  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.2.10    2 weeks ago

The evidence that I'm referring to is the statement of Alexander as set forth in the links below.

Someone’s allegation is not proof.

That is also false.  The testimony of one witness can be sufficient to convict a defendant of criminal misconduct.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.12  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gsquared @2.2.11    2 weeks ago

Can be is key here.  What you have from these “sources” is hearsay, not proof.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.2.13  Gsquared  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.2.12    2 weeks ago

A statement by a party (or participant, in this instance), Alexander, is NOT hearsay.  At trial, a statement by a party, even if made outside the courtroom, is admissible evidence, i.e., proof.  So, you are wrong.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.2.14  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @2.2.3    2 weeks ago

You made the ridiculous accusation so you prove it or we will simply assume it is absolutely false.  

 
 
 
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2.2.15  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gsquared @2.2.11    2 weeks ago

says 3 GOP congressmen helped him plan the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol

So what.  Who cares that they helped plan a rally that took place before the intrusion into the capitol happened?  Tens of thousands participated in it and many spoke to it.  

 
 
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