He said during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that the committee has now "lost all legitimacy" and Republicans will "run their own" investigation.
"Speaker Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party's picks for the select committee on Jan. 6. This represents something that has not happened in the House before for a select committee, by the historian," McCarthy said.
"It's an egregious abuse of power. Pelosi has broken this institution," he said. "Denying the voice of members who have served in the military – Jim Banks, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. As well as a leader of a standing committee. Jim Jordan isn't ranking of just his first committee, he's done it before."
"House Democrats must answer this question: Why are you allowing a lame-duck Speaker to destroy this institution?" the House Minority Leader said. "This is the people's House, not Pelosi’s House."
"The only way to reverse this is to seat those five," he said.
Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a member of the January 6 select committee, responds to reports that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has rejected including GOP Rep. Jim Jordan on the committee during an appearance on MSNBC.
"When I look at somebody like Jim Jordan, there's been nothing he has been...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an interview with CNN host Don Lemon blasted critical race theory opponents as uninterested in combating racism and called the Republican use of the term a broad brush to define talking about race in schools in general.
The Congresswoman lamented critical...