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July 20, 2021, 7:42 p.m. ET

July 20, 2021, 7:42 p.m. ET

Representative Jim Banks departing the Capitol on Monday. He is among the loyalists that the minority leader Representative Kevin McCarthy has chosen to sit on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.
Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, has chosen a pair of former President Donald J. Trump’s staunchest and most combative allies to be among his five picks to sit on the special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, signaling he is approaching the inquiry as a partisan battle.

Mr. McCarthy and Republicans had opposed the creation of the select committee, which is…

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