Jim Jordan among McCarthy picks for Jan. 6 panel

Source: The Hill | July 19, 2021 | Scott Wong

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday is expected to pick five Republicans to serve on the special House committee created to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The top Republican on the bipartisan panel will be Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a rising star who is serving this cycle as chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, GOP sources said.

The others, sources said, are Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee and the co-founder of the far-right Freedom Caucus; Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the Administration Committee; and Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), and Troy Nehls (Texas), a former county sheriff.

Politico first reported McCarthy’s picks.

While all five picks have backed former President Trump in the past, not all of them supported his efforts to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory last November. Neither Davis nor Nehls voted hours after the assault to overturn the election results.


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