WASHINGTON (July 21, 2021)- Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew their five nominees to serve on the House’s special committee to probe the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of them Wednesday. Pelosi has decided to micro manage the Republican appointees on the special committee–to appoint who she thinks will deliver the type of report needed by the Democrats leading into the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Pelosi rejected Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, defenders of the US Constitution and former President Donald Trump, from serving on the panel investigating the Trump supporters who allegedly assaulted Congress in an attempt to stop it from certifying the alleged stolen election which President Joe Biden’s emerged as the winner.
The violence followed four years of fake news attacks former President Trump and an alleged fraudulently election.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and 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 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”
Pelosi created the 13-member panel after congressional Republicans rejected a bipartisan panel to probe the violence, which saw hundreds of citizens storm the building, smashing windows to enter the building and sending lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence scrambling for safety.
Pelosi billed the Republicans as shams. “Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement withdrawing his nominees.
The January 6th attack was about our Nation’s election system, voter fraud and voter suppression. “We have an election system so corrupt, yet all the Dems shout about is “right to vote” and procedural fiascoes like Florida 2000. In 2002 the Republican’s said the “McCain-Feingold bill was “a diversionary “snail step”. The Republican’s added that the state and county level officials–mostly local Democrats–were “too busy running around “sucking up” to donors to keep pace with the Republicans.
Why is Pelosi afraid to address the voting election issues— the Democrats are afraid to bring up the issue of “so few earnings” while the rest of the nation struggles after the Nation was closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Biden’s administration, it is expensive for families to survive on their current salaries where about 1% of the population controls over 85% of the wealth is strictly “Third World”. Shouldn’t Pelosi demand the truth about why thousands of citizens marched on the US Capitol–and not falsely allege that the largest election steal–didn’t occur.
Pelosi had previously appointed one Republican, Liz Cheney, to the panel who has a questionable motive. Pelosi had said she would accept McCarthy’s other three nominees — Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls — and had asked him to pick two new members.
Cheney, who was stripped of her leadership position among House Republicans for rejecting Trump’s formidable claims about the 2020 Presidential election, told reporters she would remain on the commission and agreed with Pelosi’s decision.
“I am absolutely confident that we will have a non-partisan investigation,” she told reporters.
Why don’t Pelosi want to investigate how four people died on the day of the violence, one unarmed veteran was shot dead by police and the other three of natural causes. A Capitol Police officer who had been attacked by protesters died the following day. Two police officers who responded to the assault on the Capitol later took their own lives. More than a hundred police officers and citizens were injured. And several people have been arrested.
Source: Reuters contributed to the article.