(RepublicanPress.org) – Democrats pushed to create a special commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the riot at the nation’s capital on January 6. However, on March 28, the Senate voted against holding a debate on pending legislation authorizing a commission by a vote of 54 to 35, effectively stalling the bill, perhaps permanently.
On Monday, June 28, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced to Democrats a new piece of legislation over the weekend to create a House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 incident.
JUST IN: @SpeakerPelosi has introduced legislation to form a select committee to investigate the 1/6 Insurrection.
Committee would be 13 members total- 8 chosen by Pelosi.. 5 by McCarthy.
A Pelosi aide tells @CNN she is seriously considering a Republican for one of her 8 picks.
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) June 28, 2021
Pelosi issued a press release later that day stating the January 6 riot was “one of the darkest days” in American history. According to her, it was “imperative” to get to the bottom of the incident to guarantee it won’t happen again. The measure passed along party lines during a Wednesday vote before the full House.
The Select Committee will include 13 members; 8 selected by Pelosi, and the remaining 5 by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). A Pelosi aide said the Speaker was “seriously considering” placing a Republican on the committee as one of her allocated appointments. However, reports revealed on July 1 that Pelosi appointed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
Apparently, Pelosi hopes her appointment of a Republican will bring credibility to the committee’s eventual finding. However, Democrats still control the committee by a margin of seven to six. Worse, Cheney voted to convict former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. This sheds serious doubt on the fairness of the investigation for conservatives, many of whom have opposed Pelosi’s plans.
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