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Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan among 5 republicans chosen to serve on panel investigating Jan. 6 riot

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 08:05:27-04

WASHINGTON — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

McCarthy selected Indiana congressman Jim Banks to be the top Republican on the panel.

McCarthy also tapped for the panel Ohio's Jim Jordan, Illinois' Rodney Davis, North Dakota's Kelly Armstrong and Texas' Troy Nehls.

Jordan was one of the GOP leaders who tried to undermine confidence in the results of the 2020 presidential election.

McCarthy's picks were confirmed by a Republican familiar with the decision and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement. Pelosi must still approve the names.

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