Pelosi Rejects 2 Trump Ally Appointees to Jan. 6 Commission
The bipartisan committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is expected to hold their first hearing next Tuesday.
But now the committee is at risk of falling apart.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks, Indiana’s Jim Banks and Ohio’s Jim Jordan. They are both allies of former President Trump
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the only Republican chosen by Pelosi, defended the speaker’s decision.
McCarthy is now accusing Pelosi of abusing her power. He’s threatening to pull all five of the representatives he chose to serve on the committee if she doesn’t rescind her decision.
Democrats say they still plan to move forward with the first hearing.
They’re expected to hear testimony from police officers who were at the Capitol during the riots.