The New Zealand Herald

Insurrecti­on probe


Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy yesterday threatened a GOP boycott of the January 6 Capitol insurrecti­on investigat­ion after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Trump loyalists put forward for the committee. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointmen­ts of Indiana Representa­tive Jim Banks, picked by McCarthy to be the top Republican on the panel, or Ohio Representa­tive Jim Jordan. The two men are outspoken allies of former President Donald Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol and interrupte­d the certificat­ion of President Joe Biden’s win. Both voted to overturn the election results in the hours after the siege. Pelosi has already appointed eight of the 13 members and that gives them a bipartisan quorum to proceed.

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