December 10, 2022

Pelosi says his “plan” is to appoint Kinsinger to the 1/6 House selection committee

Kinsinger, a Republican commentator who voices Trump’s one of the 10 House Republicans who voted for his second indictment, will join Wyoming’s representative Liz Cheney as the only Republican on the new select committee.

The Republican Party of Illinois has been saying in recent days that he would accept the appointment if it was made available to the public according to a well-known source.

A few days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expelled five of his GOP members from the committee, Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy’s five choices – delegates. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio – Election Results. The other three selected by McCarthy are Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nells, a freshman from Texas.

The addition of Kinsinger to the panel could bring further legitimacy to one of the worst hearings ever held by Congress, and Republicans find it difficult to argue that it was a discriminatory attempt.

“The mission of this group is to maintain the confidence of the American people, to act without discrimination, everything is about patriotism, and I am very proud of the team members, and I’m sure they will achieve that goal. Said, referring to the banks and Jordan.

If Kinsinger joins this group, the Republican Party of Illinois is sure to face setbacks from its own party – something Cheney has experienced in the spots.

When asked when he plans to formalize the appointment, Pelosi replied, “After I spoke with Adam Kinsinger.”

He added: “You can say that this is the direction I am going. He and other Republicans have shown interest in serving on the selection committee. I have no way of tolerating their actions when we seek the truth. “

The selection committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing next week, which will feature testimonies from police officers who defended Capitol on Jan. 6. The logistics of the investigation are still coming together, but investigators want to direct videos of the deadly attack and the body in an attempt to draw a clearer, first account of the attack of the day, according to camera footage from some police officers, according to a source familiar with the planning.

This story has been updated.

Manu Raju of CNN contributed to this report.