Pelosi rejects 2 GOP members from Jan. 6 committee

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to withdraw all of his GOP nominees for the House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
2:40 | 07/22/21

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Back here at home the political storm unfolding on capitol hill after Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republicans for the January 6th select committee that will now investigate what led to the attack on the capitol, on democracy. The speaker drawing very strong criticism tonight for the move. She acknowledged the move is unprecedented but necessary, the speaker claim, given the men's actions. What were those actions and how are they responding? Here's Terry Moran in Washington. Reporter: As congress moves to investigate what led to the violent insurrection Nancy Pelosi making an unprecedented move. Pelosi rejected two Republican congressmen, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim banks of Indiana hand picked to sit on the committee. Pelosi said she had concern about some of their statements within hours Kevin Mccarthy made his decision threatening to pull Republicans offer the committee. Unless speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republicans we will not participate. Reporter: Both Jordan and bank voted to overturn the election after the insurrection and Jordan repeatedly attacked the idea of an investigation. They just want to be they want to continue to attack the former president. They want to play their political games. Reporter: In may Republicans in both the house and senate blocked an independent 9/11-style commission to investigate January 6th which would have been made up of Republicans and Democrats outside congress. Now Pelosi says they're still moving forward with the select committee. We have a bipartisan quorom. Reporter: Bipartisan. Liz Cheney. At every opportunity the minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened, to block this investigation. All right, Terry, that was from Liz Cheney. Even if she is just the one Republican remaining this committee will move forward, the first hearing next week? Reporter: That's right, the first hearing next Tuesday, committee made up of seven Democrats and Liz Cheney all hand picked by Nancy Pelosi. The first witnesses some capitol police officers attacked during that insurrection. Republicans are talking about having their own hearings. All this looks likely to divide this country even further. Terry live in Washington. Thank you.

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