Pelosi Vows to Move Jan. 6 Commission Forward Despite GOP 'Antics'

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, 4:50 p.m. 19
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the rejection of two Republicans to be on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Captiol insurrection is about "not wasting time" when we need the find the truth for the American people. The two Republicans were tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on the committee. McCarthy denounced the decision Wednesday as “an egregious abuse of power" and said the GOP wouldn't participate in the investigation if Democrats won't accept the members he appointed. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks or Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. The two men are outspoken allies of former President Donald Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol that day and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s win. "These people are going to act up, cause a problem, and people said to me, put them on and then when they act up, you can take them off. I said, why should we waste time on something as predictable?" said Pelosi. "When statements are ridiculous and fall into the realm of you must be kidding. There's no way that they're going to be on the committeee." Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Subscribe to our newest channel Quicktake Explained: https://bit.ly/3iERrup Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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