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||Pelosi names Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced July 25 that she has appointed U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) to the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bolstering the Republican presence on the panel after GOP leadership pulled its appointees recently, according to CNN.com .
"Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, to serve on the Select Committee," Pelosi said in a statement. "He brings great patriotism to the Committee's mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy."
Kinzingeran outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump and who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote for his second impeachmentis joining Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the only Republicans on the new select committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had withdrawn all five of his GOP appointees from the panel after Pelosi rejected two of his choicesU.S. Reps. Jim Banks, of Indiana; and Jim Jordan, of Ohiofor their roles in pushing to overturn the presidential election results.
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