Space Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was once known as out on Monday for the five Republican lawmakers he tapped to sit on the select committee that may examine the Jan. 6 assault at the U.S. Capitol that was once performed by way of pro-Trump insurrectionists.
All 5 of the alternatives ― Reps. Jim Banks (Ind.) Jim Jordan (Ohio), Rodney Davis (In poor health.), Kelly Armstrong (N.D.) and Troy Nehls (Texas) ― are, like McCarthy, allies of former President Donald Trump. 3 of the 5 ― Banks, Jordan and Nehls ― voted in opposition to certifying the 2020 Electoral Faculty votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania.
None voted to question Trump for his function in inciting the violence.
Cheney may also serve at the 13-member committee, having been in the past decided on by way of Space Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who can have ultimate approval over McCarthy’s applicants.
Talking on CNN, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) described McCarthy’s alternatives as “insulting” and “shameful.”
“Kevin McCarthy has made up our minds his function as a minority chief within the Space of Representatives is to actually be chauffeur of the clown automotive,” she instructed Don Lemon:
McCarthy’s alternatives had been additionally extensively panned by way of critics on-line:
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