In his argument, Raskin implored the chamber to condemn Trump.
"Nothing ofall of this would not have happened without the president. The president could have intervened immediately and forcefully to stop the violence. He does not have. There has never been a greater betrayal by the President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution, ”he said. "I will vote to impeach the president.
The Senate voted to acquit Trump.
Pelosi dismisses Trump allies from Jan. 6 panel, casting doubt on his impartiality House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republicans solicited by the minority ...
Pelosi said that Jordan and Banks's decision to challenge the election certification was not a factor in his decision-making process, noting which of McCarthy's five caps - Banks, Jordan, Reps Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (SD) and Troy Nehls (Texas) - she endorsed Nehls, who challenged the certification of both Ar Izona and Pennsylvania.
"Having said that, the other two have made statements and taken action which I find it ridiculous to put them in such a committee to seek the truth," she said. told reporters at a press conference Thursday.
After being selected by McCarthy to lead the Republicans panel as a prominent member, Banks released a statement criticizing the scope of the investigation and alleging that Pelosi "created this committee only to slander the conservatives ".
"Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee only to slander the conservatives and justify the authoritarian agenda of the left," the statement read.
From left to right, representatives Kelly Armstrong (R-ND ), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) Attend Chief McCarthy's press conference on July 21, 2021. CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Imag
"Even in this cas, I will do my best to inform the American people of the facts in advance until January 6th. , the riot that day, and responses from the Capitol leadership and the Biden administration. I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum to condemn millions of Americans for their political beliefs.
And Jordan, who was one of Trump 's most visible supporters in the two impeachment trials, has previously argued that both the bipartisan 9/11-style commission that was blocked in the Senate and the select committee were tilted in favor of the Democrats.
As Pelosi noted in his press conference on Thursday, it was the Trump administration in charge during and immediately after the deadly riot. President Biden was not inaugurated until January 20, exactly two weeks later.
While Republicans accused Pelosi of politicizing the investigation, she insistedthat it is "not even bipartisan, it is non-partisan," adding that it is "seeking the truth.
" We are here to seeking the truth, we are here to get the truth, not to get Trump, "she said." Trump seems to be what the other side is obsessed with.
She cited the participation of Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on the committee while brushing aside allegations of a partisan investigation. But Cheney is a former member of the House GOP leadership who was ousted as the No. 3 Republican in the House for his criticism of Trump and his vote to impeach him for the riot.
Representative Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said in a statement that Pelosi "created this committee only to slander the Tories ". CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Imag
"I am very pleased with the leadership of Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) Our chairman, the bipartisan nature of our committee with Liz Cheney, the other committee members who have experience and patriotism as a calling card, ”Pelosi said.
Pelosi equalsHe refused to criticize Thompson's words to the Guardian on Wednesday, where he told them he was ready to go beyond the former president's tent to conduct a broad investigation against the former president and some of his most eminent allies on Capitol Hill. "Nothing is off limits, " he said.
Banks criticized accusations he was not serious about the role, telling The Post on Wednesday : "I have served my country in Afghanistan, and she [Pelosi] says I am not in a position to play a serious role in this January 6 committee," he said. But it just shows that it has never been a serious effort on their part, it is all a political witch hunt.
Pelosi not rul d ' veto the choices of McCarthy's select committee on January 6 President Nancy Pelosi has not ruled out vetoing the committeehef of the parliamentary minority.
It is not clear whether the president will invite additional GOP members to sit on the panel, telling reporters "we'll see" when asked if she would consider bringing in another Republican, as portrayed. - spoken by Trump, Adam Kinzinger (D-Ill.) to serve.
Republicans accused Pelosi of 'being scared' by Jordan and Banks' stating they would like to investigate security loopholes, including the delay in approval authorization to dispatch the National Guard, despite having intelligence indicating a threat weeks in advance.
"In my press release after I was announced to take on this role, these are the questions I said I was going to demand answered and she's scared to go down this road, she was afraid, and she rejected us because of it, "Banks told The Post.