House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pulled all six of his recommendations from a House select committee on economic disparity in protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoing two of his appointments for the select committee to investigate Jan. 6.
The six members McCarthy withdrew from the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth are ranking member Bryan Steil (Wis.) and Reps. Warren Davidson (Ohio), Jodey Arrington (Texas), Stephanie Bice (Okla.), Kat Cammack (Fla.) and Byron Donalds (Fla.).
According to CNN, none of the appointees will be joining that committee’s first meeting this week. It is still unclear whether these Republicans are boycotting the committee temporarily or leaving it altogether.
The move comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two of McCarthy’s appointees for the January 6 panel: Reps, Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind.), both of whom are close allies of former President Donald Trump and signalled they were not going to take the investigation into the Capitol riot seriously.
McCarthy pulled all five of his nominees and Speaker Pelosi responded by appointing Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois) to the panel in an effort to give it bipartisan credibility. Kinzinger joined Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the two Republicans on the committee.