Jan. 6 Commission to Begin With Two Republican Members

This week, a House of Representatives committee will start investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The make-up of that congressional committee has become a partisan political issue.

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed a second Republican, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, after refusing two of the five Republicans put forward by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The rejected members, Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, voted against certifying the 2020 election results.

In a statement, Rep. Kinzinger said he is a Republican dedicated to conservative values, but that he will always answer when duty calls him to defend the constitution.

Kinzinger was one of 10 Republican House members to vote for former President Trump’s second impeachment.