McCarthy’s slate includes Republican Representatives Jim Banks from Indiana, Jim Jordan from Ohio, Rodney Davis from Illinois, Kelly Armstrong from North Dakota, and Troy Nehls from Texas, CNN reported. Jim Banks will head the Republican Representatives on the committee.
Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi will head the committee.
Banks, Jordan and Nehls had voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results from the states of Arizona and Pennsylvania along with 139 others. Davis and Armstrong were among those who voted to certify Joe Biden’s election as President. Banks and Jordan had signed onto the Texas lawsuit that sought to invalidate the ballots of millions of voters. The lawsuit was eventually blocked by the Supreme Court.
According to the House resolution regarding the committee, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the authority to appoint eight members and McCarthy was given five members who will be appointed in consultation with the speaker.
According to CNN, the speaker is reviewing the names given by McCarthy and she has the power to veto any or all names given to her.
There are now a total of six Republicans on the panel as Pelosi has already appointed Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming among her eight choices.
The committee will sit for its first hearing next week to hear from Capitol Police officers Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonell as well as Metropolitan Police Department officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges about their experiences on January 6, CNN report said.