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.
“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.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos that she plans to name more Republicans to the Jan. 6 select committee after vetoing two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s recommendations: “You could say that’s the direction I would be going.” https://t.co/3NlObOqjFv pic.twitter.com/4hJwViTMxK
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 25, 2021
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he will serve on the House select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrectionhttps://t.co/gnps1Xaxvh
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 25, 2021
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 25, 2021
— Tom Nash (@nashssdilaw) July 25, 2021