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GOP Rep. Jim Banks claimed without evidence that Pelosi scripted all of the damning police testimonies at the Capitol riot hearing

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GOP Rep. Jim Banks appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on July 27, 2021. Fox News Multiple officers gave damning testimony about the Capitol riot at a Tuesday congressional hearing.

Later that day Jim Banks accused Nancy Pelosi of scripting their testimonies, which she denied.

Pelosi had excluded Banks from sitting on the January 6 commission.

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GOP Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana has accused, without providing evidence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her office of scripting the testimonies offered by police officers at Tuesday’s hearing about the Capitol riot.At the hearing, several police officers emotionally recalled defending the Capitol on January 6 , describing being beaten, receiving racial abuse, and fearing for their lives.Banks made the claim of Pelosi’s authorship in a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” Pelosi’s office denied the claim to Insider, calling it “despicable.”The clip can be seen here: Pelosi had previously blocked Banks and fellow GOP Rep. Jim Jordan from the House Select Committee that was investigating the riot, saying the pair — Trump loyalists who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election win — would “impact the integrity” of the probe.Banks responded last week by accusing Pelosi of constructing a “purely partisan exercise” with the […]

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