Rep. Banks responds to Pelosi’s investigation threat

WASHINGTON — On July 21, Speaker Pelosi made the unprecedented decision to reject Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) and Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04) from being seated on the U.S. House Select Committee on January 6th.

Monday, Speaker Pelosi smeared Reps. Banks and Jordan as “participants in the Big Lie” and said, “we’ll see what the [January 6] committee finds out about them.” Speaker Pelosi’s remarks are here and her statement on Reps. Banks and Jordan begin at the 27:20 mark.

Rep. Jim Banks

In response to Speaker Pelosi’s threat, Rep. Banks released the following statement:

“Today (Monday), Speaker Pelosi threatened to investigate her political opponents without pretext. That is an abuse of power and if she follows through she needs to be held accountable. It is banana republic-style politics that doesn’t belong in America. If Democrats had integrity, they would condemn this behavior at home with the same enthusiasm with which they condemn it abroad. 

“They won’t. Speaker Pelosi used this playbook two times against President Trump and her party was silent. Now she is targeting Republicans in Congress too.”  

“Never in history has there been a Speaker as partisan as Nancy Pelosi. She has harmed Congress’s unity and the functioning of American democracy more than any single politician ever.”