Who Is Sitting Behind Adam Kinzinger?
One of the two Republicans selected by Pelosi to serve on the nine-person panel will be Adam Kinzinger, who will join Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Following the attack on the Capitol, Cheney and Kinzinger were the only two Republicans to support the committee's formation, voting in favor of impeaching Trump.
Following Pelosi's choice to reject two of the five Republicans chosen for the panel by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., this past week, Kinzinger was appointed.
Republicans Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who Pelosi banned from voting, are two of Trump's most ardent supporters in Congress and both opposed recognizing the results of the 2020 election.
Pelosi declared that she was denying their nominations out of respect for the impartiality of the inquiry. McCarthy responded by declaring that all of his choices will abstain from the panel's probe.