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House Republicans hope that members of their conference named to the Democratic-controlled select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 riot could probe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s actions ahead of the riot and direct attention to other “political violence” beyond the Capitol attack.

In a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise floated the idea of investigating what the top Democrat knew before the attack.

“There have been many questions raised about why there wasn’t a higher National Guard presence. It was supposedly offered,” Scalise said. “At what level was that rejected? I would hope they would look into that because that question really hasn’t been answered. How high up the chain did it go? Was it at the speaker’s level where they were offered National Guard protection on Jan. 6 and denied it?”

Pelosi’s office has repeatedly rejected suggestions that she was not consulted or contacted about any requests for National Guard presence on Jan. 6.

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Scalise stopped short of calling on Pelosi to testify, saying that he will leave that up to members of the committee.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday announced that he appointed five Republican lawmakers to the select committee, with Indiana Rep. Jim Banks as the ranking member. Pelosi appointed seven Democrats, plus Trump critic Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

Scalise, echoing McCarthy’s previous statements, says that he hopes the committee will “look at the whole array of political violence that led up to Jan. 6 and still has gone on after that.”

Before Republicans blocked a bipartisan joint Jan. 6 commission proposal that would have given Republicans more control over the committee and a strict timeline, McCarthy and others had expressed opposition to a body that did not look into riots in Black Lives Matter protests last summer.

Scalise also brought up U.S. Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans, who died after a suspect who appeared to be a Nation of Islam leader rammed a car through a security checkpoint in April.

“There was a Capital Police officer killed after Jan. 6 that Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi, doesn’t want to look into that seems to be loaded by political violence,” Scalise said. “So let’s look at the whole array of political violence and what we can do to dial it down and get better control over it.”

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Jan. 6 hearing: Ingraham ridicules officers, give out awards to best dramatic performances

She gave the top award to Officer Michael Fanone, who she accused of giving a “performance” when addressing Congress.

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham began her segment on the Jan. 6 committee by mocking the police officers who testified before Congress.

The host who “purports to back the blue” tore them down and beat them with her unique style of cruel mockery. Ingraham, who has never served in uniform, fought in a war, been beaten and tased, or even reported from a war zone, gave the top award to Officer Michael Fanone, who she accused of giving a “performance” when addressing Congress.

It isn’t surprising that Ingraham hasn’t seen previous interviews with Fanone that have appeared on CNN. His descriptions are consistent and his anxiety has been on full display from the beginning. Over time, things appear to have gotten better, with Fanone making it through videos and descriptions without breaking down. That wasn’t always the case.

Still, Ingraham thought the right decision was to mock the men.

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Pelosi hints on adding GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the selected Jan. 6 committee

“I mean, there are some members that would like to be on it,” Pelosi added.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering naming GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to join the selected committee investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. During a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, Pelosi said, “We’ll see,” when asked about the potential appointment.”I mean, there are some members that would like to be on it,” Pelosi added. “But, we’ll see.”

Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who’s been appointed chairman of the new committee, said Thursday that adding Kinzinger to the panel has been discussed with the speaker. Thompson said if Pelosi signs off, Kinzinger will be a “welcome addition.”

Kinzinger, a vocal Republican critic of former President Donald Trump and who was one of 10 GOP House members to vote for his second impeachment, would join Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the only Republicans on the new select committee. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled his five GOP members from the panel, after Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy’s five choices — Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio.

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Kinzinger refused to comment about his potential appointment to the panel on Thursday morning. The committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing next week.

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Pelosi Rejects 2 GOP Nominees For The Jan. 6 Panel On The Grounds of their Statement And Action

Pelosi said she would accept McCarthy’s other nominees: Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has vetoed two Republican nominees to the panel set to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Citing “statements and actions” made by the pair — Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, Pelosi said she was rejecting their nominations “with respect for the integrity of the investigation.”

“The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision,” Pelosi said.

The two lawmakers were among five that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy nominated to the committee. One other GOP member, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, was named to the panel by Pelosi.

Pelosi said she would accept McCarthy’s other nominees: Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas.

Banks, Jordan and Nehls voted against certifying the election, the proceedings that the rioters disrupted.

McCarthy called Pelosi’s move “an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution.”

“Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as leaders of standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows the Speaker is more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth,” he said in a statement. “Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts.”

Attempts to establish a bipartisan panel to look into the storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob have been marked by partisan squabbling. Senate Republicans blocked an attempt to name an independent commission, which led to a party-line vote to create a select committee.

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Pelosi said she spoke to McCarthy Tuesday morning about the impact Banks’ and Jordan’s appointments “may have on the integrity of the investigation.”

The Democratic members of the panel are: Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the panel’s chair; Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California, Adam Schiff of California, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Pete Aguilar of California, Stephanie Murphy of Florida and Elaine Luria of Virginia.

The panel is expected to hold its first hearing next week.

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