WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took the unprecedented step to reject Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) from serving on the January 6th Select Committee:


“Once again, Speaker Pelosi is taking unprecedented steps to cover up the truth and undermine any credibility of the January 6th Select Committee by unilaterally rejecting Republican members selected to serve on the Committee. There is absolutely no reason for rejecting Congressman Jordan and Congressman Banks from the January 6th Select Committee – both members are highly qualified to serve, and were eager to ask tough questions and search for the truth.


“Speaker Pelosi has proven that she views this Committee as nothing more than a political circus, a sideshow to distract attention away from the facts, and to shift focus off of the devastation caused by her socialist agenda which has led to skyrocketing inflation, an explosion of crime in cities across America, and complete chaos at our southern border, with illegal aliens flooding into the country at record rates.


“If Speaker Pelosi was actually concerned about objections to the electoral college certification, she would not have appointed Congressman Bennie Thompson, who objected to President Bush’s Ohio electoral votes in 2005, to chair the Committee, and Congressman Jamie Raskin, who challenged the certification of President Trump’s Florida electoral votes in 2017.

“Speaker Pelosi has become a clear and present danger to fairness and decorum in the U.S. House of Representatives, and it’s long overdue for the mainstream media to hold her accountable.”