Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger to her January 6th commission.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi defended her decision to reject Republican Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, saying, “The two that I would not appoint are people who would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. There’s no way I would tolerate their antics as we seek the truth.”
She continued, “I believe the work of this committee, in order to retain the confidence of the American people, must act in a way that has no partisanship, is all about patriotism and I’m very proud of the members of the committee and I’m certain they will accomplish that goal.”
Her Republican picks include controversial Republicans including Liz Cheney and Kinzinger, the only two Republicans who voted in favor of the commission. Previously, Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to create a bipartisan committee.
Since the committee was empaneled in the House, it does not need approval from the Senate. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is proceeding by appointing a chairman and 8 members of Congress. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will select 5 more, although Pelosi has the final say.
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