House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWhite House debates vaccines for air travel McCarthy on Dems' spending bill: 'The amount of money we spent to win World War II' Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE (R-Calif.) has pulled all six Republican lawmakers off of Democrats' special committee on economic disparity, sources said Tuesday, in protest of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden pushes back at Democrats on taxes Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Of partisan fights and follies, or why Democrats should follow Manchin, not Sanders MORE’s (D-Calif.) decision to block a pair of Republicans from serving on an unrelated panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot.
McCarthy took the action a week ago, at the same time that he yanked all five of his GOP picks off the special Jan. 6 committee after Pelosi refused to allow two key allies of former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE to sit on the panel — GOP Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanAllies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid Republican leaders misjudged Jan. 6 committee Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind.).
Pelosi answered by appointing two Republicans to the Jan. 6 panel, Reps. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Kinzinger says Trump 'winning' because many Republicans 'have remained silent' 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (Wyo.) and Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Kinzinger says Trump 'winning' because many Republicans 'have remained silent' 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (Ill.). That committee held its first public hearing on Tuesday, featuring testimony from police officers who defended the Capitol during the attack.
The news about the economic panel was first reported by CNN and later confirmed to The Hill by a Pelosi spokesman.
McCarthy’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
The six members McCarthy withdrew from the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth are ranking member Bryan Steil (Wis.) and Reps. Warren DavidsonWarren Earl DavidsonOn The Money — Yellen sounds alarm on national default GOP lawmakers urge Cardona against executive student loan wipeout House GOP stages mask mandate protest MORE (Ohio), Jodey ArringtonJodey Cook ArringtonMcCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel The case for improving America's research and experimentation tax credit Republicans attack Biden agenda after disappointing jobs report MORE (Texas), Stephanie Bice (Okla.), Kat Cammack (Fla.) and Byron Donalds (Fla.).
Last month, Pelosi named her picks for the committee, including its chairman, Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats press Biden to step up fight against domestic hunger McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality MORE (D-Conn.).
For now, it doesn’t appear that McCarthy is withdrawing other Republicans from several other special committees that have been holding hearings for many months, including select committees on the climate crisis and on the COVID-19 pandemic.