Morning Jolt: War Breaks Out over Capitol Riot Committee

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On the menu today: Pelosi goes full-partisan on the January 6 House select committee, Republicans vote to block the infrastructure bill after Chuck Schumer forces an early vote, and Joe Biden serves up a mix of confusing and boring talking points at last night's CNN town hall.

Pelosi Spikes GOP Members of January 6 Committee

In an unprecedented move yesterday afternoon, House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she was blocking two of Republican leadership's five nominees to the select committee on the Capitol riot.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) had selected five members of his caucus to join Democrats on the committee: Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Jim Banks of Indiana, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.

But Pelosi said yesterday that she'd spike two of those selections, Jordan and Banks, suggesting that they had made concerning statements rendering them unable to serve on the committee. In response to Pelosi's move, McCarthy pulled all five of the Republican appointments to the committee, calling the speaker's decision an "egregious abuse ...

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War Breaks Out over Capitol Riot Committee

On the menu today: Pelosi goes full-partisan on the January 6 House select committee, Republicans vote to block the infrastructure bill after Chuck Schumer forces an early vote, and Joe Biden serves up a mix of confusing and boring talking points at last night's CNN town hall.

Pelosi Spikes GOP Members of January 6 Committee

In an unprecedented move yesterday afternoon, House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she was blocking two of Republican leadership's five nominees to the select committee on the Capitol riot.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) had selected five members of his caucus to join Democrats on the committee: Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Jim Banks of Indiana, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.

But Pelosi said yesterday that she'd spike two of those selections, Jordan and Banks, suggesting that they had made concerning statements rendering them unable to serve on the committee. In response to Pelosi's move, McCarthy pulled all five of the Republican appointments to the committee, calling the speaker's decision an "egregious abuse ...   READ MORE

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