Jake Tapper Presses GOP Rep. McCarthy Pulled From 1/6 Committee: How Can You Rely on Members ‘Constantly Spewing These Lies About the Election?’

CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R- ND) on Monday about the political back-and-forth over the January 6th select committee.

Armstrong was one of the five Republicans House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy selected for the committee. After Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his picks, McCarthy pulled all five.

Armstrong told Tapper the Capitol Police officers testifying Tuesday deserve to be heard, but added, “I wish they were being heard in a less partisan forum.”

Tapper asked if he believes Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney should be punished by House GOP leadership. Armstrong said no before hitting the credibility of the committee with only those two Republicans.

Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, Tapper noted, “had been putting forward the election lie
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