Jim Jordan among McCarthy picks for Jan. 6 panel

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel MORE (R-Calif.) on Monday is expected to pick five Republicans to serve on the special House committee created to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The top Republican on the bipartisan panel will be Rep. Jim Banks (Ind.), a rising star who is serving this cycle as chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, GOP sources said.

The others , sources said, are Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel Could Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? MORE (Ohio), the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee and the co-founder of the far-right Freedom Caucus; Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisGOP lawmaker blocked from panel blames Pelosi for Jan. 6 'breakdown of security' Sunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Rejected Republicans rip Pelosi after their rejection from Jan. 6 panel MORE (Ill.), the top Republican on the Administration Committee; and Reps. Kelly Armstrong (N.D.) and Troy Nehls (Texas), a former county sheriff.

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Politico first reported McCarthy’s picks.

While all five picks have backed former President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE in the past, not all of them supported his efforts to overturn Democratic President BidenJoe BidenHouse Republican calls second bout of COVID-19 'far more challenging' Conflicting school mask guidance sparks confusion Biden: Pathway to citizenship in reconciliation package 'remains to be seen' MORE’s election victory in November. Jordan, Banks and Nehls were among 139 House Republicans who voted to overturn the election results, while Davis and Armstrong voted to certify the results. 

Jordan has been one of Trump’s most fervent loyalists on Capitol Hill. The former collegiate wrestling champion and coach defended Trump during both his impeachment proceedings, arguing that Democrats were “obsessed” with taking down Trump. 

The five McCarthy picks will join the eight lawmakers — seven Democrats plus Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel MORE (R-Wyo.) — tapped by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel MORE (D-Calif.). The special panel is chaired by Homeland Security Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonPelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcements Pelosi considering Kinzinger for Jan. 6 panel: report MORE (D-Miss.).

The Jan. 6 committee will hold its first hearing July 27, featuring testimony from Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers who defended the Capitol during the hours-long assault, including injured D.C. police officer Michael Fanone.

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In a statement on his appointment, Banks made clear he’ll use his platform to try to turn the focus back on Democrats, raising questions about why the Capitol was not more secure on Jan. 6 and why Democrats chose not to include in the committee’s scope other acts of political violence that occurred amid last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.

“Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda,” Banks said. "Even then, I will do everything possible to give the American people the facts about the lead up to January 6, the riot that day, and the responses from Capitol leadership and the Biden administration. 

“I will not allow this committee to be turned into a forum for condemning millions of Americans because of their political beliefs.”

—Updated at 7:54 p.m.