House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made his picks for a select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a GOP source tells Forbes – but House Speaker Pelosi has the final say over appointments to the panel.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a GOP rising star and the leader of the powerful Republican Study Committee, a caucus of conservatives that includes the majority of House Republicans, has been tapped as the ranking member.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the bombastic top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and a fierce Trump ally who has nonetheless broken with some of his colleagues in the Freedom Caucus when it comes to downplaying the Jan. 6 attack.
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the chair of the House Administration Committee and a relative moderate in his caucus who was one of 35 House Republicans to vote to create a bipartisan commission to probe the attack, which was blocked by Senate Republicans.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), one of seven House Republicans who signed a letter criticizing objections to President Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, which a majority of House Republicans voted for even after the Jan. 6 attack.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas), the only freshman on the list and a former county sheriff who, like Banks and Jordan, voted for objections to Biden’s victory.
Reached for comment, Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill told Forbes he “just received the names,” adding, “Stay tuned.”
Forbes has reached out to McCarthy’s office for comment.