Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probeHouse Democrats grow frustrated as they feel ignored by SenateYellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk ‘irreparable harm’MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday signaled that she plans to appoint GOP Rep Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKey Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure packageThe Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panelDemocrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcementsMORE (Ill.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying you could say thats the direction I would be going.
Pelosi told ABCs This Week that she would not be making an announcement Sunday and that she needed to speak with Kinzinger, who has been outspoken in his criticism of former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governorArkansas governor says it’s ‘disappointing’ vaccinations have become ‘political’Watch live: Trump attends rally in PhoenixMORE.
But she also said that would be my plan when she was asked by host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSullivan: Comments by North Korea’s Kim an ‘interesting signal’ Facebook VP says 2-year suspension of Trump from platform ‘justified’Commerce secretary on cyberattacks against corporations: ‘This is the reality’ MORE about appointing more Republicans to the panel.
Perhaps after I speak to Adam Kinzinger, Pelosi said.
Im not about to announce it right this minute, but you could say that that is the direction that I would be going on, Pelosi continued.
She said Kinzinger and other Republicans have expressed an interest to sit on the select committee.
Pelosi has already appointed Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Goldman Sachs – Tokyo Olympics kick off with 2020-style opening ceremonyThe Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panelDemocrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcementsMORE (R-W.) to the panel.
Both Cheney and Kinzinger voted to impeach Trump for his role in inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 to stop the counting of Electoral College votes.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos that she plans to name more Republicans to the Jan. 6 select committee after vetoing two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probeDemocrats question GOP shift on vaccinesHas Trump beaten the system?MOREs recommendations: You could say that’s the direction I would be going.” https://t.co/3NlObOqjFvpic.twitter.com/4hJwViTMxK
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Reports last week said Pelosi was considering nominating Kinzinger to join the panel.
Drama relating to the Jan. 6 investigation unfolded last week after Pelosi rejected two of the Republican nominees to sit on the committee: Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probeFreedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust PelosiMaryland’s GOP governor slams ‘whitewashing’ of Jan. 6 riotMORE (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ill.).
Pelosi defended her decision on Sunday, telling Stephanopoulos that Jordan and Banks are people who would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation, and theres no way I would tolerate their antics.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) responded to the move by yanking all five of his nominees from the committee.