Pelosi Appoints 2nd GOP Rep To Capitol Invasion Investigation

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told host George Stephanopoulos it was her “plan” to appoint Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to the House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building.

Earlier this week, she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). In response, McCarthy pulled all of his appointments and threatened that he would form his own committee.

Regarding her rejection of Jordan and Banks, Pelosi said, “There just no way I would tolerate their antics.”

Meanwhile, Pelosi had already appointed Rep. Liz Cheney (R.-Wyo.).

Shortly after her appearance aired, Pelosi announced Kinsinger had accepted the appointment to the committee.

From CNN:

“Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, to serve on the Select Committee,” she said in a statement. “He brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”

“Let me be clear, I’m a Republican dedicated to conservative values, but I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution—and while this is not the position I expected to be in or sought out, when duty calls, I will always answer,” Kinzinger said in a statement.