Pelosi introduces House resolution to create January 6 study committee

Washington DC – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday introduced a resolution to create a committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution to create a 13-member committee to study the January 6 riots.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution to create a 13-member committee to study the January 6 riots.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Pelosi is taking charge after the Senate failed to pass a bill calling for a 9/11-style bipartisan commission to investigate the riots.

According to Axios, the proposed 13-member House committee does not have a specified deadline for its final report, but it does have the power to issue subpoenas and communicate interim findings and policy recommendations.

"January 6th was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history," the California Democrat said in a statement. "It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure such an attack cannot again happen."

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"Senate Republicans did Mitch McConnell a 'personal favor' rather than their patriotic duty and voted against the bipartisan commission negotiated by Democrats and Republicans. But Democrats are determined to find the truth," she continued.

Nevertheless, an aide indicated on Monday that Pelosi is "seriously considering" adding a Republican to the House committee, The Hill reported.

Under the stipulations laid out in the resolution, Pelosi would be responsible for naming eight committee members, while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would name five. Giving Democrats only an eight-to-seven majority might increase trust in the investigators' findings.

A House vote on the resolution is expected on Wednesday.

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