Democrats in the House of Representatives want to create a commission to investigate the US Capitol riots last January 6. According to reports, the House Democratic leadership scheduled votes on two bills stemming from the January 6 Capitol riots.
As a result, the top Democrats and Republicans from the House Homeland Security Committee agreed on legislation. This bill will establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol riots.
January 6 Capitol Riots
Readers might recall the incident last January 6 during the confirmation of presidential electoral votes in Congress. Many supporters of former President Trump trooped to the Capitol to protest what they termed a rigged election.
When the rioters left, the electoral college confirmed that President Joe Biden won the Presidency 306-232.
The Capitol riots made headlines as many Trump supporters managed to enter the US Congress building. Eventually, police had to break up the party, but not before the incident left one Trump supporter and one DC policeman dead. Police arrested many rioters on the following days.
Democrat Commission Gets Support From Liz Cheney
The Homeland Committee on Friday agreed to form a 10-member commission. This comprises five Republicans and five Democrats to investigate the events that transpired.
However, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that day that he has yet to see the agreement.
Meanwhile, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said McCarthy should appear before the commission. “He absolutely should and I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed.
I think he very clearly and said publicly that he’s got information about the president’s state of mind that day,” Cheney said. Incidentally, Cheney voted to impeach Trump, one of ten Republicans to do so. Last week, fellow Republicans ousted Cheney from her position as Republican House Chair.
Establishing A Truth Commission
“All members, especially House and Senate leaders, should support this effort and there should be no delay in passing this bill to find the facts and the truth about what happened on January 6th and the events leading up to it,” Cheney said in a statement.
“In the aftermath of national crises, such as Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, or September 11th, our nation has established commissions so the American people know the truth and we can prevent these events from happening again.
The same thing is needed for January 6th and this commission is an important step forward to answering those fundamental questions,” she added.
“The elements of that commission are exactly as they should be. I’m very glad they rejected Leader McCarthy’s suggestions that somehow we should dilute the commission,” Cheney said.
She added that some Republicans may feel threatened with the commission, as they played a role in the event. She thinks “there is real concern among a number of members of my own party about a January 6 commission.
I’ve been very public that that commission needs to be bipartisan, it needs to look only at January 6 and the events leading up to it, not at the BLM and Antifa riots last summer.”
Watch the CBS News Video reporting that the House will vote on the bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate assault on U.S. Capitol:
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