McCarthy names GOP members to the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection – 3 voted against certifying Biden’s wins in Pennsylvania and Arizona

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy has named GOP members to the House group set to investigate the Capitol riot.
  • Three of the members voted against certifying some of the 2020 election results.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could veto McCarthy’s selections, though it’s unclear whether she will.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has named five Republicans to serve on the January 6 House select committee set to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

According to the Washington Post reporter Marianna Sotomayor, Rep. Jim Banks was chosen to serve as the ranking member, joined by Reps. Jim Jordan, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong, and Troy Nehls.

Banks, Jordan, and Nehls voted against certifying the 2020 election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, two states where Joe Biden won, even after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the results’ certification.

The legislation that established the committee is worded in a way that would allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to veto any of McCarthy’s selections. It wasn’t immediately clear whether she planned to do so.