House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Monday that Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Jim Banks (IN), who were rejected to serve on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, could be investigated by the committee over their roles in the deadly attack on the US Capitol.
During an interview with The 19th News, the California Democrat said that she vetoed Banks and Jordan from serving on the committee because she thought they were “outrageous” and “not serious.”
“I mean, they probably — ” Pelosi began, adding, “Well, we’ll see what the committee finds out about them, but they weren’t going to be on the committee.”
“There would be antics and clowns and not serious about this and still participants in the big lie,” Pelosi said, referring to former President Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen from him. “I didn’t really care if they had voted to accept the results of the election or not. All I wanted them to be is willing to seek the truth.”
Banks and Jordan are two of Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress and have echoed the former president’s false claims of election fraud. Banks also recently organized a delegation of House Republicans to the U.S.-Mexico border with Trump.
Jordan has confirmed that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 6, which could lead the select committee to ask him what he discussed with the former president that day.
When asked in an interview with Spectrum News late last month if he had spoken with Trump on Jan. 6, Jordan replied, “Yeah I mean — I spoke with the president last week, I speak with the president all of the time. I spoke with him on Jan. 6. I mean, I talked with President Trump all the time and that’s … I don’t think that’s unusual. I would expect members of Congress to talk with the president of the United States when they’re trying to get done the things they told the voters in their district to do.”
But Jordan didn’t specify whether he spoke with Trump before, during or after the Capitol was attacked by a mob of the former president’s supporters.
“I spoke with him that day, after? I think after. I don’t know if I spoke with him in the morning or not. I just don’t know. … I don’t know when those conversations happened,” Jordan said.
Watch Pelosi’s interview below: