She said Ms. Pelosi had been right in barring Mr. Jordan and Mr. Banks from the panel, and said that Mr. Jordan was a potential “material witness” and that Mr. Banks “disqualified himself” with recent comments that compromise the work. discredited by the Commission.
Mr. Banks has been criticized for arranging a recent trip for House Republicans to join Mr. Trump on the Southwestern border, with a participant in the Capitol riots sometimes serving as a translator. He had also made a belligerent statement Monday night blaming the Biden administration for its response to the riots — which took place during the final days of the Trump administration — and said he would not allow the commission “to be shut down.” turned into a forum for convicting millions of Americans for their political beliefs.”
On Wednesday, both he and Mr. Jordan accused Ms. Pelosi of failing to secure the Capitol from the rioters, who stalked her through the halls on Jan. 6 chanting “Nancy.”
Congress leaders do not oversee security in the Capitol, although they hire those who do. It is overseen by the Capitol Police Board, which consists of the House and Senate Sergeants and the Capitol Architect. At the time of the attack, House Armed Sergeant Paul D. Irving had been on the job since 2012, when he was hired under Ohio Republican President John A. Boehner. Then-Senate Sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, Michael Stenger, was hired in 2018 when Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky, headed the chamber.
Jordan, who has called the commission’s work a political attack on Mr Trump, was among a group of House Republicans who met with the former president in December to help plan the bid to claim Mr Biden’s victory. to fight. Democratic members of the select committee considered calling him as a witness in their investigation.
According to a new book by two reporters for The Washington Post, Ms. Cheney clashed with Mr. Jordan on the floor of the House on January 6.
Ms. Pelosi had said she would accept Mr. McCarthy’s three other nominees to the panel—Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois, Representative Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Representative Troy Nehls of Texas—and said she encouraged Mr. offer new choices to replace Mr. Jordan and Mr. Banks.