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Pelosi Falls for Obvious McCarthy Trap in Flap Over Jan. 6th Committee

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The following article, Pelosi Falls for Obvious McCarthy Trap in Flap Over Jan. 6th Committee, was first published on Flag And Cross.

Ask any pundit on any of the left-leaning news stations about Nancy Pelosi’s intelligence, and you’re likely to hear a long diatribe in which they put Madam Speaker on a pedestal and fawn over her perceived political prowess.

But, this week, the liberal heroine fell for one of the most obvious tricks in the book.

It all began weeks ago, when congressional Republicans began planting the seeds of doubt in whatever outcome would arrive at the end Pelosi’s “select committee” investigating the events of January 6th.  The GOP wanted to paint the entire process as a bipartisan attack on former President Donald Trump and his supporters, meant to diminish his hopes of running for office again in 2024.

Pelosi, in an attempt to assuage these fears, asked the GOP to select their own delegation for the committee.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy then laid the perfect trap by appointing several members of Congress who were part and parcel to the “stop the steal” movement, knowing that it would ruffle Pelosi’s feathers.

It worked, and the House Speaker made a silly, silly mistake by banishing two of the GOP’s picks.

This gave McCarthy an out, and allowed him to once again blast the entire process as a partisan hit-job.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi harmed the House as an institution and undermined the Jan. 6 select committee by choosing not to seat Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, who McCarthy picked to fill two of the five GOP slots on the committee.

“Speaker Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party’s picks for the select committee on Jan. 6. This represents something that has not happened in the House before for a select committee, by the historian,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said at a press conference.

“It’s an egregious abuse of power. Pelosi has broken this institution. Denying the voice of members who have served in the military – Jim Banks, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan,” McCarthy continued. “As well as a leader of a standing committee. Jim Jordan isn’t ranking of just his first committee, he’s done it before.”

Pelosi has not clarified why she chose to omit Banks and Jordan, other than a blanket complaint over their “past statements and actions”.

Now, as the entire investigation falls into the void of partisan irrelevancy, Pelosi is the only one left to blame.

 

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