New York Post

Nan nix on GOP picks?

- Juliegrace Brufke

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn’t ruled out vetoing Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s selections to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee — saying Tuesday she will make a decision on whether she will approve his picks when “I’m ready.”

McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he tapped Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks of Indiana to lead Republican­s on the panel, and House Administra­tion ranking member Rodney Davis of Illinois, House Judiciary ranking member Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas to serve. Three of McCarthy’s picks — Banks, Jordan and Nehls — voted against certifying the election results, but Pelosi said she is not taking GOP lawmakers objecting to the vote into account while making her decision.

“I’m not prepared to make a statement on that, but I’m considerin­g his proposals,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN. “I want to be clear how people voted affirming the election of Joe Biden is not a criterion for service.”

The committee, approved largely along party lines in June, is set to hold its first hearing next week and is expected to hear from law-enforcemen­t officials who were assaulted.

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