July 21, 2021
WASHINGTON—Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejecting Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s selection of Rep. Jim Banks and Rep. Jim Jordan for Select Committee on January 6th:
"As we have known from the start, this is an unserious and partisan ‘investigation.’ Speaker Pelosi’s removal of Rep. Jim Banks, head of the Republican Study Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, proves that Democrats plan to run this committee as a political cudgel. Speaker Pelosi and her party are looking for political points, not answers.
If Speaker Pelosi actually respected our democracy, she would not only include Republicans but she would also launch a full investigation into the rioters that destroyed American cities last year, murdered brave police officers like David Dorn, and burned down churches and federal buildings alike. Americans deserve better than Speaker Pelosi’s show trials. This fake ‘committee’ is an insult to every American, and no member of Congress should participate."