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Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the January 6 select committee

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades Pelosi has tapped Rep. Adam Kinzinger to serve on the select committee that will investigate the January 6 Capitol attack. "When duty calls, I will always answer," the congressman said in accepting the appointment. Pelosi hopes to add additional Republicans to the committee in the coming days. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois...
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The appointment comes days after McCarthy pulled his five GOP members from the committee, after Pelosi rejected two of his choices

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it's her "plan" to appoint GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the House select committee to investigate January 6, just days after the GOP walked out on the panel.
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House Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi as speaker

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California speaks at the Capitol on July 21, 2021. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The House Freedom Caucus called on Kevin McCarthy to force a vote to oust Nancy Pelosi as speaker. Pelosi has rejected Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan being a part of a Jan. 6 select committee. Conservatives are upset by what they describe as Pelosi's "authoritarian reign" of the House. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House Freedom Caucus on Friday ca...
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Pelosi plans to add Republican Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee

McCarthy threatened to pull all of his Republican picks after Pelosi rejected two of them.
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Unlikely partners Cheney, Pelosi team up for Jan. 6 probe

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republ...
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Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to oust Pelosi as speaker over Jan. 6 committee

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are calling on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to use a procedural tactic to remove Speaker Nancy...
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Freedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi

A bloc of House conservatives on Friday pressed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to force a floor vote by next week to oust...
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House Freedom Caucus asks McCarthy to try to remove Pelosi as speaker

The request is a sign of increasing levels of GOP anger toward Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Pelosi faced 'a wall of screaming' from McCarthy after rejecting 2 GOP picks for the January 6 select committee, report says

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Pelosi discussed her reasons for rejecting two Republicans chosen by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to be on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. AP Photo/Scott J. Applewhite Pelosi faced a "wall of screaming" from McCarthy over a Jan. 6 committee decision, Politico reports. She took the unprecedented step of rejecting two GOP recommendations fo...
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Pelosi said it was 'ridiculous' for McCarthy to recommend Jim Banks and Jim Jordan for the January 6 committee: 'There's no way'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Pelosi defended her decision to block two Republicans from joining the January 6 committee. Pelosi said allowing Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to participate would be "ridiculous." Jordan and Banks are Trump loyalists who've repeatedly attacked the committee and its goals. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to veto House Minority Leader...
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McCarthy pulls GOP appointees from Capitol attack panel | First Thing

The minority leader accuses Nancy Pelosi of ‘playing politics’ after she rejected two of his choices for the investigationGood morning.The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, yesterday rejected two of the minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s appointments for the House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol. Continue reading...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Opinion: Pelosi exploded the myth of bipartisanship

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, two Republican members who Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had recommended for the select committee on the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. She argued that those members, who not only voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election but also spread conspiracies about the vote-counting process, threatened "the integrity of the investigation." McCarthy responded by pulling all of his people from the committee. W...
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Pelosi scoffed at House GOP leader McCarthy floating GOP-only investigation into Jan. 6: 'Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that'

The committee will consist of 13 members that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will select, with five of those choices made in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Getty Images Nancy Pelosi rejected two GOP picks for the January 6 commission - Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. Kevin McCarthy rebuked her veto, floating the possibility of creating a GOP-only investigation. Pelosi responded: "Perhaps you mistake me for somebody who would care about that." See more stories on Inside...
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Biden urges vaccination, calls it ‘gigantically important’

By Alexandra Jaffe and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press CINCINNATI, Ohio — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated for the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has le...
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‘Despicable’: Cheney slams McCarthy after he pulls Republicans from Capitol attack committee – as it happened

McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panelPelosi denies two GOP members a place on select committeeKevin McCarthy: ‘Republicans will not be party to this sham process’Committee chair Thompson vows to investigate Donald Trump 1.05am BST – Maanvi Singh and Vivian Ho 12.37am BST Four companies – AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Johnson & Johnson – have agreed to pay a total of $26b to settle a lawsuit brought by state attorney generals, releasing themselv...
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Pelosi Rejects Two McCarthy Picks For Jan. 6 Committee, McCarthy Takes His Ball And Goes Home

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) picks to serve on the committee investigating the events of Jan. 6. Soon after, McCarthy announced that he was planning to withdraw all five of the Republicans he wanted on the panel. [Author: Matt Shuham and Kate Riga]
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In High-Volume Press Conference, McCarthy Musters Fury That Pelosi Blocked His Jan. 6 Picks

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), flanked by his equally stony-faced picks for the Jan. 6 committee, railed at top volume against the “lame duck” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for barring Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) from serving. [Author: Kate Riga]
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McCarthy pulls five Republicans from Capitol attack panel after Pelosi rejects two

House speaker said she would veto two appointed by minority leader because they could threaten integrity of investigationThe House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, announced on Wednesday that she would veto the two top Republicans appointed by the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, to the new select committee investigating the Capitol attack, saying the Trump-allied congressmen could threaten the integrity of the investigation.But the move triggered McCarthy to pull all five of the Republican...
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The Best Outcome

The upshot of McCarthy's decision to withdraw all his nominees from the Jan 6th committee is that the committee will only include people who want to investigate the insurrection. It would have been a mistake not to allow the Republicans to be represented on the committee. But having refused good faith participation, Republicans not being there is a good thing. It's good that Liz Cheney is there. It would be good if there were other Republicans who were actually in support of a real investigation...
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‘Despicable’: Cheney slams McCarthy after he pulls Republicans from Capitol attack committee – live

McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panelPelosi denies two GOP members a place on select committeeKevin McCarthy: ‘Republicans will not be party to this sham process’Committee chair Thompson vows to investigate Donald Trump 12.03am BST New Orleans has issued an advisory “strongly recommending” indoor masking, as coronavirus cases in the state and across the country tick up. The number of new cases reported in Louisiana today was the third-highest figure the state had see...
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Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy's January 6 rhetoric 'disgraceful' and says his lack of 'commitment to the Constitution' should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday ...
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McCarthy: The GOP Will Do Its Own Capitol Riot Probe — Hints It’ll Steer Clear Of Trump

The Republican leader suggested his investigation won't look at Trump's role in the attack.
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"Speaker Nancy Pelosi stunned the GOP on Wednesday by vetoing two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's choices for a select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack..."

"... a move all but guaranteed to spark a Republican boycott of the probe. Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped to serve as ranking member, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both of whom voted to challenge certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral wins earlier this year. Her decision sent shock waves through the House and is likely to galvanize House Republicans against any participation in the investigation.... McCarthy issued a scorching reply that made clear he would ya...
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‘Despicable’: Liz Cheney blasts move to pull fellow Republicans from Capitol attack committee – live

McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panelPelosi denies two GOP members a place on select committeeKevin McCarthy: ‘Republicans will not be party to this sham process’Committee chair Thompson vows to investigate Donald Trump 9.18pm BST As expected, the cloture vote to move along the bipartisan infrastructure deal does not pass in the Senate.49-51: Senate along party lines blocked Schumer's efforts to move forward with debate on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which ha...
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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy said the GOP won’t participate in the investigation if Democrats won’t accept the members he appointed. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim...
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McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP picks from Jan. 6 committee

• Congressman leaves open the possibility of Trump being called before Jan. 6 committee • See what Liz Cheney had to say about McCarthy • Milley pressed on claims he was concerned Trump would attempt coup • Analysis: Pelosi doomed the tiny chances of the 1/6 committee actually mattering
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Hear what Liz Cheney had to say about McCarthy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) decision to pull all Republicans from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Hear what Liz Cheney says about McCarthy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) decision to pull all Republicans from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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See what Liz Cheney had to say about McCarthy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) decision to pull all Republicans from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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