Congressman Jerry Carl, R-Alabama, issued a statement supporting the House Republican Caucus’s decision to boycott the January 6 Commission after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to seat all five Republican nominees for the Select Committee on January 6.
“As Nancy Pelosi continues wasting time and resources pursuing her partisan investigation into January 6th, I support Leader McCarthy’s decision to boycott this sham process until Pelosi seats all five Republican nominees,” Carl said in a statement. “Pelosi’s decision to deny the input of members who have served our country in the military and in law enforcement is flat-out wrong and is a complete abuse of power. This is the exact reason why I voted against creating the Select Committee on January 6 – Congress should not waste taxpayer dollars on a partisan witch hunt that will serve no purpose other than demonizing an entire political party and weaponizing the events of January 6.”
Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, said on social media: “WOW – In an unprecedented move, Speaker Pelosi just BLOCKED Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from serving on the January 6 Select Committee.”
“But let’s be honest…this egregious abuse of power isn’t surprising,” Moore said. “We all knew her “investigation” was nothing more than a political witch hunt, and her latest partisan stunt proves it. The American people and Capitol police deserve the TRUTH. Yet Pelosi is far more interested in playing politics.”
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, released a statement about Pelosi’s “abuse of power” regarding the Select Committee on January 6th.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party’s picks for the Select Committee on January 6,” McCarthy said. “This represents an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution. Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as leaders of standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows the Speaker is more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth.”
“Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy said.
Carl is in his first term representing Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, while Moore is serving in his first term representing Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.