Pelosi says special Jan. 6 Capitol siege committee with forge ahead - with or without GOP members

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s forging ahead with her special committee to investigate the Jan 6. Capitol siege – with or without Republican members.

Pelosi staked out her position Thursday after a high-stakes exchange with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in which he appointed five GOP members and she rejected two – prompting McCarthy to say he might withdraw all of his choices.

Pelosi declared the so-called "select" committee will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republicans participate or not, according to the Associated Press. 

McCarthy, a California Republican, called the committee a "sham process" and suggested that GOP lawmakers who take part could face consequences. 
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