Pelosi moves to block Trump allies from Capitol Riot exploitation scheme

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting two Republicans tapped by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing the ‘integrity’ of the probe. Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday that she would not accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, whom McCarthy picked to be the top Republican on the panel, or Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. Both are close allies of former President Donald Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol that day. In the hours after the insurrection, both Banks and Jordan voted to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Pelosi said she had spoken with McCarthy and told him that she would reject the two names.” [editor’s note: Aren’t they at least supposed to pretend nonpartisanship for this kangaroo court? – SAT] (07/21/21)