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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy makes his picks for Jan. 6 select committee

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has selected five members to join the select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, two GOP aides told NBC News on Monday.

McCarthy tapped Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas to serve on the panel.

Banks will serve as the committee’s ranking member. Jordan has been a Trump firebrand in Congress, often haranguing witnesses and criticizing Democrats during high-profile hearings.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced her appointments to the select committeeearlier this month, including several Democrats and Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was ousted as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference after she spoke out against Trump and fellow Republicans over their false election fraud claims.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who serves as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will chair the select committee. Thompson negotiated a bill that would have established a bipartisan commission to investigate the riot. The measure passed the House along party lines but was ultimately blocked by Senate Republicans.

The other Democratic members of the House select committee, which will have the power to subpoena witnesses and documents, include Reps. Adam Schiff of California, Zoe Lofgren of California, Pete Aguilar of California, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Elaine Luria of Virginia.

Pelosi has a veto over McCarthy’s picks, as they have to be made in consultation. However, she has not signaled she plans to turn down any of his members.

The committee’s first hearing is scheduled for July 27.



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