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Republicans abandon Capitol riot probe after Pelosi rejects Jordan, Banks

Sports & GeneralJul 22, 2021 02:56PM ET
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3/3 © Reuters. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference with mothers helped by Child Tax Credit payments at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz 2/3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday withdrew his five nominees to serve on the special committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of them.

Pelosi had earlier rejected Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, staunch defenders of former President Donald Trump, from serving on the panel investigating the Trump supporters who assaulted Congress in an attempt to stop it from certifying President Joe Biden's election.

The violence followed a fiery speech in which Trump repeated his false claims that his defeat was the result of widespread fraud and urged his supporters to "fight" the election outcome.

"With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee," Pelosi said in a statement. “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision."

Pelosi created the 13-member panel after congressional Republicans rejected a bipartisan panel to probe the violence, which saw hundreds of Trump supporters storm the building, assaulting police, smashing windows and sending lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence scrambling for safety.

"Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement withdrawing his nominees.

Pelosi had previously appointed one Republican, Liz Cheney, to the panel. Pelosi had said she would accept McCarthy's other three nominees -- Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls -- and had asked him to pick two new members.

Cheney, who was stripped of her leadership position among House Republicans for rejecting Trump's false claims, told reporters she would remain on the commission and agreed with Pelosi's decision.

"I am absolutely confident that we will have a non-partisan investigation," she told reporters.

Jordan is an ardent Trump supporter who served as one of his main defenders during his two impeachment trials, the latter of which was on a charge of inciting the Capitol riot. The then-Republican-controlled Senate acquitted Trump both times.

Four people died on the day of the violence, one shot dead by police and the other three of natural causes. A Capitol Police officer who had been attacked by protesters died the following day. Two police officers who responded to the assault on the Capitol later took their own lives. More than a hundred police officers were injured.

Republicans abandon Capitol riot probe after Pelosi rejects Jordan, Banks
 

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Kenneth nelson
grasshopper Jul 22, 2021 3:12PM ET
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Drunken fool
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Alan Rice Jul 22, 2021 1:59PM ET
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TL writes a US Senator needs to be taken out and Inv.com censors MY comment ?? Whaaaa....???
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A_Jaundiced_Eye Jul 22, 2021 1:35PM ET
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Pelosi is willing to hold a trial...AS LONG AS SHE CAN PICK THE JURY !
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Adrian White Jul 22, 2021 1:35PM ET
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First of all, it's an investigation, not a trial. (Something you Trumpanzees couldn't understand with the Mueller Investigation, too). Second, Pelosi offered from the start to make it bipartisan, but McCarthy initially refused. Then when he decided to pick some fellow Republicans for the committee, he intentionally chose Jordan for the group - one of the people actually being investigated for his potential role in the insurrection. Pelosi is allowing Republicans, but she's right to refuse Jordan, as he has a big conflict of interest.
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Bob Collins Jul 22, 2021 1:35PM ET
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Adrian White is Maddowed
Frederick Chotsky
Chotsky Jul 22, 2021 1:35PM ET
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As Rocky said, "Yo Adrian! Don't forget your tinfoil hat!"
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Jon Benton Jul 22, 2021 1:03PM ET
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They cant admit to facts and that them themselves are BIGOTS !!!
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Transparent Labs Jul 22, 2021 10:50AM ET
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She needs to be taken out!
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Pat Mathieu Jul 22, 2021 4:44AM ET
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Yes, Dems are a freak show, Biden, Schumer, Pelosi, Lightfoot, Weinstein, Epstein, Jussie Smollett.... I mean come on!
Pat Mathieu
Pat Mathieu Jul 22, 2021 4:44AM ET
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De Blasio, Avenati, Imran Omar the ISIS groupie, ... jeeez there're so many. This is definitely NOT America.
Brandon Olds
Brandon Olds Jul 22, 2021 4:42AM ET
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sham article. the police officer died of heart attack, not because of an attack. Give facts u CNN fraud writer
Long Monireksa
Long Monireksa Jul 22, 2021 4:42AM ET
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Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jul 22, 2021 4:03AM ET
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Dem freaks trying ever harder to score political points that exist less and less each day as their fake narrative continues to tick off middle America. 2022 is going to be a blud bath..
Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Jul 22, 2021 3:44AM ET
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Why so many UN equipment/people entering the USA now?
Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Jul 22, 2021 3:38AM ET
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Pelosi should be on trail. She planned the attack on 6Jan.
Red Maple
Red Maple Jul 22, 2021 3:38AM ET
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trail? English as a second language?
Jm Vm
Jm Vm Jul 22, 2021 3:38AM ET
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trump u graduate, eh?
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jul 22, 2021 1:41AM ET
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If traced back, both parties were the same party. Both makes u think they work for u but reality is they dont. Both work for corps n the rich.
Jack Zhang
Jack_A Jul 21, 2021 11:23PM ET
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Trump is a dictator, fired anyone he disagreed. Disgraceful!
Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Jul 21, 2021 11:23PM ET
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Give some evidence to support that statement.
Kris Luis
Kris Luis Jul 21, 2021 11:23PM ET
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That makes him a dictator?
Joel Schwartz
Joel Schwartz Jul 21, 2021 10:11PM ET
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Republicans abandoned America decades ago. They’re all just corporate lobbyists and conspiracy theorists now.
Stevie James
Stevie James Jul 21, 2021 10:11PM ET
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brainwashed fool. got it backwards.
Bob Collins
Bob Collins Jul 21, 2021 10:11PM ET
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Me comment Most Trump supporters are quite educated and well informed. The average democrat (marxist) gets their misinformation in snippets from DNC/CCP propaganda outlets: NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, NYTimes, WaPo, Reuters, Politico, etc.
Sean Livingstone
Sean Livingstone Jul 21, 2021 10:00PM ET
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Hong Kong can burn the government building and its democracy. But capital riot is crime? Nancy hypocrite Pelosi.
Jeffrey Allan Brown
Jeffrey Allan Brown Jul 21, 2021 10:00PM ET
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That bizarre Trump logic always shows up: false analogy.
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Me comment Jul 21, 2021 10:00PM ET
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Even when British, prior to 1997, it wasn't a democracy.
one two
one two Jul 21, 2021 10:00PM ET
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and yet the media said the Hong Kong rioting was a democratic expression you devil worshipping child sacrificer
Mike McDermott
Mike McDermott Jul 21, 2021 9:58PM ET
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yet we ignore the lefts blatant promotion of violence during all the Burn Loot & Murders chaos
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jul 21, 2021 9:58PM ET
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Me comment  "peaceful" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
one two
one two Jul 21, 2021 9:58PM ET
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january 6 was mostly peaceful. You mad 🤣
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Jul 21, 2021 9:56PM ET
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You Republicans can only have people on the committee who hate Trump as much as me!
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ZS Beck Jul 21, 2021 9:36PM ET
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Talk the talk, walk the walk.Two-face Pelosi is doing the other way around.It's the same thing with big tech. She’s accusing them of too much power, in the meantime, they owned Google and other stocks. Just another 2 face politician. Nothing more.
Greg Martin
Greg Martin Jul 21, 2021 9:34PM ET
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we will replace you signed covid
Red Riley
Red Riley Jul 21, 2021 8:50PM ET
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she is evil. the devil in disguise.
John Hat
John Hat Jul 21, 2021 8:45PM ET
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Democrats had their mental chance to investigate in the impeachment trial, and failed miserably. Their party of hate has nothing to do but rehash old garbage.
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Jul 21, 2021 8:45PM ET
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stacking the jury always helps. winning is what a politician sees as justice.
MK MK
MK MK Jul 21, 2021 4:52PM ET
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United banana republics
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Republicans had no intent to actively and productively contribute to the process anyway so no loss here.
Mark Stallone
Mark Stallone Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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Hey Pelosi. Why didn't you have adequate security when you learned about the riot on Dec. 14th? It's almost like you wanted the riot to ensue.
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Mad Money Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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Who was the president on Dec 14? 🤔
Jody Darden
Jody Darden Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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Mad Money the capital doors have those huge magnet locks that are controlled from a room inside the capital. They intentionally opened the doors and let the people walk in. The problem is the TV seems to want everyone to believe that the everything wrong with this country is due to.. not enough black people. In a million years i would have never thought that was the problem.
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Mad Money Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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Jody Darden you must be smokig some good stuff
Mark Stallone
Mark Stallone Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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You do realize FBI agents were part of the riot, don't you? The same FBI that kept Trump in the dark? Try and keep up with the facts.
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jul 21, 2021 4:05PM ET
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Mad Money  Oh yeah - the one who called for peaceful demonstration that day.. yeah he was awesome.
DJ Chan
DJ Chan Jul 21, 2021 4:02PM ET
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Love how the last paragraph starts with “Four people died on the day of the violence …” The reality, only one was killed by government ordained security. Later, one finds out they died of natural causes days later! Is that truth in news? More than 50 citizens in solidarity confinement for months for ‘treapassing’ just for being in the capitol. One has been beat up so bad he has lost his sight in one eye. Its all about the narrative.
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jul 21, 2021 4:02PM ET
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TRUTH! Only one death at the hands of the Capital Police. NOT ONE gun brought into the Capital that day... NOT ONE! Compare that to the dem freak's "summer of love" / BLM riots..
 
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