Via TTN:

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The vote was largely along party lines 222-190 with only two Republicans voting in favor of the committee, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

Fox News reports:

Democrats had wanted to form an independent panel modeled after the respected 9/11 Commission and the House passed a bipartisan bill to do so on May 19. But Senate Republicans filibustered the commission and effectively killed the creation of a nonpartisan body to probe the Jan. 6 attack.

Without any pathway forward in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took matters into her own hands and used her power to pursue a select committee in the House that will be controlled by Democrats.

The committee is charged with investigating the circumstances surrounding the “domestic terrorist attack” and issuing a final report with recommendations for corrective measures. There’s no timetable for the work to be completed, meaning the committee could keep the Jan. 6 attack in the headlines well into the 2022 midterm election year.

“It will find the truth, which clearly the Republicans fear,” Pelosi said Wednesday in a floor speech ahead of the vote.

So far it’s not clear who will be on the panel to investigate the Capitol riot but a good guess would be that Pelosi chooses Republicans on her side, possibly beginning with Rep. Cheney and Kinzinger.

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Catherine
Catherine
1 month ago

What a waste of time and money! Fraudulent investigation!

Von Druid
Von Druid
30 days ago

Just arrest Pelosi and save the money. Someone pushed the button to release the magnetic locks on the doors, Pelosi had to have okayed that move, so what is she investigating?