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U.S. Representative McCarthy to name five Republicans to Jan. 6 committee -aide

U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy will name five members of his party, including staunch Trump ally Jim Jordan, to serve on a special congressional panel probing the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, a Republican aide said on Monday.

McCarthy will also name Representatives Jim Banks, Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls to the committee, the Republican aide said, asking not to be named.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month announced eight members of the committee, including one Republican, Representative Liz Cheney, who has been one of the most prominent critics of Republican former President Donald Trump. read more

McCarthy said at the time he was shocked that Cheney would accept Pelosi’s invitation to be on the committee.

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