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Pelosi blamed for security breakdown at Capitol by GOP rep who says she wants to stick to her own narrative about Trump

NANCY Pelosi has been blamed for the security breakdown at Capitol during the riot on January 6, by a GOP representative.

Rep. Jim Banks added that she only wants to "stick to her narrative" about Donald Trump.

Banks made the claims during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" in response to Pelosi's decision to reject him from the committee that will investigate the insurrection.

"Due to the rules of the United States Capitol, the power structure of the Capitol, Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, has more control and authority and responsibility over the leadership of the Capitol police than anyone else in the United States Capitol," he said.

"So she doesn’t want us to ask these questions because, at the end of the day, she's ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol that happened on Jan. 6."

He continued by claiming Pelosi has "already predetermined a narrative about Donald Trump, about Republicans."

Alongside Banks, Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Jordan last week, both Trump allies.

"We're there to get the truth, not to get Trump. T-R-U truth. Trump that seems to be what the other side is obsessed with, she said.

"So as legislation allows I didn't accept two of the five people were appointed, they had made statements and taken actions that I think would impact the integrity of the commission of the committee, the work as a committee," she continued.

"This is deadly serious. This is about our constitution, it's about our country," she added.

She announced eight members of the committee, including congresswoman and staunch Trump-critic Liz Cheney.

She also told ABC News that other Republicans ''have expressed an interest'' but has not confirmed who or how many GOP members are under consideration.

In a statement, Pelosi explained why she rejected the nominations of Jordan and Banks.

It read: "With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.

The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision."

In response, Jordan also blamed Pelosi for the breakdown in security and said she should’ve ensured security was tight.

The House select committee is set to begin its work this week with the completed roster not being finalized yet.

Four police officers are scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the select committee.

They are expected to testify about their experiences of both physical and verbal abuse during the riots of January 6.

Pelosi blamed for Capitol riot by GOP rep after rejecting him from probe

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