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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:40 PM

McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP members from 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects 2 of his picks

Source: CNN

CNN — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pulling his five Republican members selected to join the House committee that’s investigating the January 6 insurrection, following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to reject two of McCarthy’s picks.

The committee will have Republican representation from one member: Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump who was one of Pelosi’s eight choices to serve on the committee. Still the refusal by the leader of House Republicans to participate is sure to inject even more partisanship into the already high-profile committee.

“Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy said.

Earlier Wednesday, Pelosi announced she was vetoing the appointment of two Republicans who objected to the certification of the November election, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, to the House select committee. Pelosi said in a statement she was accepting three of the five Republicans named by McCarthy earlier this week.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/nancy-pelosi-rejects-republicans-from-committee/index.html



This broke just minutes after Pelosi rejected Banks and Jordan.

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Reply McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP members from 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects 2 of his picks (Original post)
George II Jul 21 OP
genxlib Jul 21 #1
Walleye Jul 21 #6
mpcamb Jul 21 #41
DemocraticPatriot Jul 21 #22
genxlib Jul 21 #2
The Magistrate Jul 21 #3
lapucelle Jul 21 #4
George II Jul 21 #21
Roy Rolling Jul 21 #35
colsohlibgal Jul 21 #5
Walleye Jul 21 #7
IcyPeas Jul 21 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 21 #15
bucolic_frolic Jul 21 #9
ExTex Jul 21 #10
PlanetBev Jul 21 #11
KS Toronado Jul 21 #12
Aristus Jul 21 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 21 #24
SunSeeker Jul 21 #39
oldsoftie Jul 21 #40
bucolic_frolic Jul 21 #14
BlueIdaho Jul 21 #16
Marthe48 Jul 21 #17
joetheman Jul 21 #18
DemocraticPatriot Jul 21 #19
turbinetree Jul 21 #20
Beastly Boy Jul 21 #23
marble falls Jul 21 #31
Karma13612 Jul 21 #44
Skittles Jul 21 #25
LiberalLovinLug Jul 21 #26
JohnnyRingo Jul 21 #29
LiberalLovinLug Jul 21 #42
oasis Jul 21 #27
JohnnyRingo Jul 21 #28
marble falls Jul 21 #30
monkeyman1 Jul 21 #36
EndlessWire Jul 21 #32
DENVERPOPS Jul 21 #33
oldsoftie Jul 21 #34
monkeyman1 Jul 21 #37
SunSeeker Jul 21 #38
Karma13612 Jul 21 #43
SunSeeker Jul 22 #45
Karma13612 Jul 22 #46
BigmanPigman Jul 22 #47
rpannier Jul 24 #48

Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

1. What he wanted all the time

Pelosi should go ahead and include 5 members from GOP but should just pick ones that will participate with some dignity.

That is if she can find five that meet that description.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:26 PM

6. Agree

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:57 PM

41. Pelisi should invite the 3 picked to committee meetings. That's bipartisan.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:14 PM

22. Fred Upton and Peter Meijer from Michigan, I would suggest for two...

They have not been any part of the GQP shitshow...

There is a good number of GOP House members who voted for the 2nd impeachment. Those who also voted to certify the election should be considered.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

2. What he wanted all the time

Pelosi should go ahead and include 5 members from GOP but should just pick ones that will participate with some dignity.

That is if she can find five that meet that description.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:46 PM

3. I Love The Squeal, Sir

First, they would have denounced the committee as PARTISAN regardless, and everyone kn ows it, so they gain no advantage by boycott.

Second, their own sham investigation will not only lack credibility outside their current true-believers, it will have no investigative tools whatever, and prove to be no more than a sort of bloggers' convention in a basement somewhere....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:46 PM

4. Jordan and Banks should both be put on the witness list.

I wonder if she's asked Adam Kinzinger or John Katko.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:13 PM

21. Liz Cheney said almost outright that they're material witnesses in the investigation....

She spoke briefly about 3:00 today to reporters. There's a video of it on the Home Page.

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Response to George II (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:44 PM

35. That's what I want to hear

It’s still a media war. Saying that frames the withdrawal as Republicans too afraid to participate. Then, any reason can be inserted. The best one is, “they may be witnesses or defendants”. Yes, defendants.

Who knows? It could happen. It can’t be ruled out. Therefore, say it out loud Democrats. Fill in the blanks in people’s minds with possibilities.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:13 PM

5. No Surprise

I expect he wanted it this way since he put an A-1 Jerk on there like Jordan, who should be in Prison, not on a committee trying to get at truth.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

7. Someone should point out that the insurrection was the most partisan thing that's ever happened

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Response to Walleye (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:30 PM

8. yes, but the insurrection was Pelosi's fault doncha know?

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:41 PM

15. I remember Pelosi telling TFG's supporters to come to Washington because, "It will be wild!" nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:30 PM

9. Not playing ball with Kev's games

Way to go!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:44 PM

11. Bunch of fucking infants

That’s right, pick up your ball and bat and go home.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:11 PM

12. " will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts," McCarthy said "

Can he do that without Nancy's permission?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:13 PM

13. "Our own investigation" sounds a lot like the "my own research" horseshit the anti-vaxxers do.


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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:04 PM

24. 1/6 was simply a protest and visit brought about by ...

BENGHAZIIIIII!!!!!!11!!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:04 PM

39. Or when OJ said he was going to look for the real killer.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #39)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:53 PM

40. He's still tirelessly searching.......

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:32 PM

14. McCarthy trying to get the upper hand but he's got nothing, not even a smidge of credibility

Everyone knows he's in TFG's pocket and would wink at the insurrection in a heartbeat

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:44 PM

16. These posers wouldn't know the truth

If it bit them on the ass. We’re better off without them.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:55 PM

17. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Maybe r's will mass resign and let the U.S. relive sanity in politics.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:02 PM

18. But we knew that, didn't we.

Dems looking good now. Go for it!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:10 PM

19. "WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! If I can't have my way,

I'm taking my ball and going home!"

Screw him. Liz Cheney is good enough for me.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:12 PM

20. Sham process.........ever hear of perjury McCarthy, remember the phone call on 1/6/2021

you will be fucking asked....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:54 PM

23. If I were Pelosi, I would appoint Banks, Davis and Armstrong over McCarthy's head and

let them decline their appointments individually, not as McCarthy's nominees. McCarthy already nominated them, and Pelosi accepted, but McCarthy has now withdrawn their nominations. If any of them decline Pelosi's appointment and McCarthy still blames Pelosi for excluding Repubs, he will look like a total iidiot.

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Response to Beastly Boy (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

31. Make them deny their seat on camera.

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Response to Beastly Boy (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:55 PM

44. Hmmph,

Sounds pretty good. Wonder if that is her plan.
But, it could also backfire when investigation details get “leaked” by Repukes and then “spun” into something else. Or diminished to make the results seem less damning.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:08 PM

25. LOL, he calls it a "SHAM PROCESS"

no facts for the GOP!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:33 PM

26. And then he dares to call it purposely partisan. Are Republican voters THAT dumb?

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:37 PM

29. They believe Trump won by a landslide.

Work backwards from there.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:11 PM

42. They reverse engineer their reality

to when orange numbnuts was President, and that is where their reality parks its ass.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:34 PM

27. McCarthy's a half assed checker player. Pelosi's a chess grand master. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:35 PM

28. "...our own investigation of the facts".

The motherlode of alternate facts.

Sadly, MAGAs will eat it up with a spoon, no matter how absurd their findings.
I can imagine Antifa ,led by Hunter Biden, incited a riot to stop the confirmation. Republicans just waltzed in after BLM broke down the doors to meet & greet representatives and view the artifacts. Sounds good to me.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:46 PM

30. Does McCarthy have another foot to shoot?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #30)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:45 PM

36. he's running out of body part's !

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:50 PM

32. I don't care if any Repub participates

Oh, break my heart!...Pelosi knows what she is doing. I still remember waiting for the Mueller Report, allegedly touted as a fair report, only to get redacted to death and shipped off to oblivion. Besides, there are rats inside the Congress...the next thing the Repubs would complain about would be the shape of the meeting table...hey, it worked once...

I look at everything now as an attempt to delay until the Midterms. They got nothin', no platform, and "unfaithful" is their middle name. Dream on if you're drooling over getting a red Governor for California, think you're gonna put Fauci away, or suddenly start recounts in states that will give you the election! Sooner or later your taxpayers will wish for potholes to be filled in instead of hearing dumbass speeches or watching those in charge fly away to dream vacations when the going gets tough! Red states have votes, too, and they may get tired of the games you play! Vote. them. all. OUT!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:10 PM

33. Obstruct, Obstruct, Obstruct

Same shit they did with Obama, and they are doing it all over again.

GOP should be Grand Obstruction Party.

I wonder what they are corruptly scheming in the shadows while all this diversion shit is getting all the headlines.
They are already prematurely collecting astronomical donations to the Rep Senators and House members for the 2022 elections......

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:33 PM

34. Yet ANOTHER loser. Ass kissing McCarthy. nt

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:47 PM

37. dumb ass can't figure out he is a witness!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:02 PM

38. And this hurts us how?

Seems like the committee will run much better now.


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:49 PM

43. Well, we

Will get further by investigating without them, but the results of the investigation will be considered biased and unreliable.

Nothing works as it should anymore.

Nothing.

Why did Bezos have to be so tone deaf as to thank his employees and his customers for his joy ride to space? What an absolute tone deaf insensitive sh*thead.

We lost a 20-something kid (.not our own.) to suicide and buried him yesterday. He was a member of a close knit family we knew from when we lived in a different part of the state awhile back. We fell out of touch so it was quite a shock. I can’t seem to get my head around it, or the worsening dysfunction of my country and the world at large. At the moment I am NOT sad or depressed. But I’m sure it’s coming sooner than later.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #43)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:12 AM

45. It was going to be called biased no matter what, particularly by Gym Jordan -- the whole time.

At least now he'll be yelling from the outside instead of disrupting the proceeding.


And yes, the t and c words are considered too misogynistic for every day use on this side of the pond. Shithead, douchebag, asshole are all excellent alternatives.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #45)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:21 AM

46. Taken care of!

Thanks for the polite explanation.

And I agree about Gym. Better he be off the committee even if he still will rant and lie.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:08 AM

47. Kevin thinks that this is how he will get Nancy's job.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 12:30 AM

48. McCarthy would likely have objected to the War Crimes Tribunal

not including any Nazis in Europe, nor any Imperial Japanese politicos in Asia

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