House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Called Reps Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., And Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., “Pelosi Republicans” after accepting seats on the Speaker of the House January 6 special select committee.
McCarthy photographed his former House No. 3 and Illinois centrist after being asked about the commission while attending a Rose Garden event for the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The top House Republican withdrew his three other picks for the committee after two of his picks – Reps Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and Jim Banks, R-Ind., Both allies of former President Trump – were rejected by the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
MCCARTHY SAYS PELOSI “BROKEN THIS INSTITUTION” BY REFUSING GOP’S CHOICES FOR JAN. 6 SELECTED COMMITTEE
” Who is it ? Adam and Liz? Aren’t they a bit like Pelosi’s Republicans? McCarthy told reporters ahead of the event.
McCarthy also replied “we’ll see” when asked if the two Republicans on the Jan.6 commission would be punished.
“I’m not talking about January 6,” McCarthy said when request if he had spoken with former President Trump about the committee drama. “I spoke to the president.
Cheney called McCarthy’s comments “childish” when asked about them on Capitol Hill, according to The Hill. Kinzinger agreed with the former speaker of the Republican House Conference.
“We’re doing great things right now. We’re getting to the answers to the worst attack on Capitol Hill since the War of 1812. He can call me whatever he wants, ”Kinzinger said, according to The Hill.
“I am a Republican. Kevin McCarthy is technically my Republican leader, ”he continued. “And to call, you know, members of Congress by childish names like Donald Trump used to do, I guess that’s just kinda normal [for the course]. »
McCarthy castigated Pelosi last week after barring Banks and Jordan from joining the committee.
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“President Pelosi took the unprecedented step of refusing the minority party’s choices for the select committee on January 6. This represents something that has never happened in the House before for a select committee, by the historian, ”McCarthy said at a press conference. conference.
“This is a blatant abuse of power. Pelosi broke this institution. Denying the voice of members who served in the military – Jim Banks, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, ”McCarthy continued. “As well as a leader of a standing committee. Jim Jordan not only ranks his first committee, he already has. “
McCarthy has since retired his three other picks – Reps Troy Nehls, R-Texas, Rodney Davis, R-Ill., And Kelly Armstrong, RN.D.
Pelosi insisted over the weekend there will be “no partisanship” with the commission.