'We will not let their antics stand in the way' -Pelosi

"This is deadly serious," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. "It's about an assault on the Capitol that is being mischaracterized, for some reason, at the expense... of finding the truth for the American people."

Pelosi had earlier rejected Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, staunch defenders of former President Donald Trump, from serving on the panel investigating the Trump supporters who assaulted Congress in an attempt to stop it from certifying President Joe Biden's election.

The violence followed a fiery speech in which Trump repeated his false claims that his defeat was the result of widespread fraud and urged his supporters to "fight" the election outcome.

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