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Pelosi blocks Republicans Jordan, Banks from Capitol attack panel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she would not allow Republican Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks on the special committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, rejecting two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s five picks. The top House Democrat said she would allow Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls onto the Democratic-controlled committee, which Pelosi established after Republicans voted against creating a bipartisan commission to study the Jan. 6 assault by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Pel…

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