Five months after the January 6th riot at the United States Capitol Building complex, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced what is expected to be one of the most partisan investigations in U.S. history.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that the House will form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, one month after Senate Republicans blocked an effort to form an independent, bipartisan commission,” according to The Washington Post.
“‘This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing that the House will be establishing a select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection,’ Pelosi said at a morning news conference, describing the day of the attack as ‘one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.’
“‘It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure that an attack of that kind cannot happen and that we root out the causes of it all,’ she added…
“The select committee — which will require a majority vote in the Democratic-led House to be formed — is a signal that Pelosi wants to centralize those investigations in one body that will be equipped with subpoena power and tasked with publishing its findings. [emphasis added]
“But a select committee is all but guaranteed to be a more partisan forum than an independent commission would have been — meaning the parties may come no closer to a consensus about why Jan. 6 happened and who is to blame for it at the end of the probe than they are at the present moment.” [emphasis added]
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