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.