“You’ve got a mix from the entire conference, from people who objected, people who didn’t object. … You’ve got people who authored the commission,” the minority leader told reporters. “So, you’ve got a microcosm of the conference.”
McCarthy’s picks will join seven Democratic lawmakers plus U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who was hand-picked by Speaker Pelosi after being ousted from her position in House GOP leadership for her criticism of Trump. The special panel is chaired by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
McCarthy makes it official: pic.twitter.com/gElgbmeSd8
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 20, 2021
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 19, 2021
We need a Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6th domestic terrorist attack.
But we must also be careful about any Republicans that may serve on the committee. There are indications that some of these folks were in on it, & we can't have them be a part of the investigation.
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) June 30, 2021
Seems Democrats took great exception to Jordon being on the committee, being that he has proven to be a real fighter in standing up to the party’s political machinations on Capitol Hill.
Here’s a quick sampling of the objections from Twitter:
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
Please do not let anyone serve on the January 6th Select Committee who voted against the first bipartisan committee you had. Rep Jim Jordan would clearly serve only to turn the hearings into a circus.
— Tomi T Ahonen Is T Squared (@tomiahonen) July 19, 2021
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
Please use your veto power to keep jacketless jackass Jim Jordan off the January 6th select committee.
Please and thank you.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 20, 2021
Join us in calling on Speaker Pelosi to use her veto power.
We can’t let Jim Jordan and the seditionists turn this into a circus. https://t.co/DRDrFzlioW
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) July 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy just announced his selections to serve on the January 6th Committee. FIVE WHITE MEN, three of whom voted not to verify the election, one of them is the despicable Jim “Gym” Jordan.
You know what to do Speaker Pelosi.
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) July 19, 2021