BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects two Republicans tapped by the GOP leader to serve on the panel investigating the Capitol riot, citing the “integrity” of the probe.
Pelosi objected to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Indiana Rep. Jim Bank. Both are close allies of former President Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says the GOP won't participate in a House investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol if Democrats won't accept the members he appointed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy's five picks.

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