After Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rejected two recommendations for the committee assigned to investigate the January 6th Capitol Riots, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all of his Republican Candidates, including US Representative Rodney Davis.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rejected Representative Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio. Speaker Pelosi says that she rejected them because they might impact the integrity of the investigation. Speaker Pelosi also says that she was fine with Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troy Nehls. Minority Leader McCarthy shot back at the rejections saying it was the people’s house not Pelosi’s house.
McCarthy says he will continue with his own investigation. The investigation was supposed to start next Tuesday. Rodney Davis tweeted early on Wednesday saying, “it's disappointing that Speaker Pelosi is playing politics with an important issue like investigating the events surrounding 1/6. There were security failures that happened under her leadership, and it's vitally important we find answers so we can make sure it won't happen again.”
Speaker Pelosi has said that she will continue with the committee on Tuesday with or without the Republicans. So far Republican Liz Cheney is still on the Committee but she was picked by Speaker Pelosi. The group is set to hear testimony from the Law Enforcement Officers who were working at the Capitol.