Pelosi: House to Form 9/11-Style Commission for January 6 Riot

Clay Curtis
February 16, 2021

The outlet reported that "Pelosi's office fired back at the Republicans on Monday, claiming the security of the Capitol and democracy are 'not the priorities of these ranking members, ' while saying 'the Committees of Jurisdiction were briefed in advance of January 6 about security preparedness'".

"We must get to the truth of how this happened", Pelosi wrote.

The Commission would "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex", she said in a statement.

Pelosi hinted that the commission will focus on internal security protocols at the Capitol as well as any Trump actions "relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power".

Supporters of the commission think such an initiative will have a broader authority than those committees to pursue testimony from those in Trump's orbit - voices that were not part of the impeachment inquiry.

The bipartisan 9/11 Commission was a massive two-year undertaking that resulted in an authoritative accounting of the terrorist attack that left thousands dead in NY and Washington, D.C. The panel held a dozen public hearings and published a 561-page report that became the first comprehensive guide to the 2001 attack, its causes and recommendations for the future.

"There should be a complete investigation about what happened", said Louisiana Sen.

The vote split largely along party lines, with the seven Republicans joining the Senate's 48 Democrats and two independents in voting to convict. "And that we lay bare the record of just how responsible and how abjectly violating of his constitutional oath President Trump really was". Investigations into the riot were already planned, with Senate hearings scheduled later this month.

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In a letter Monday to fellow House Democrats, Pelosi said retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore has already been reviewing security needs and will continue to make proposals to ensure that it doesn't happen again.

Among the questions the commission will ponder is what information was known, and who knew it, ahead of time; what steps were taken to stiffen defenses; and why more personnel wasn't deployed.

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Pro-Trump protesters and police clash on top of the Capitol building.

The GOP representatives said there were many calls from both Democrats and Republicans following the riot for a full bipartisan and bicameral review.

"More folks will move to where I was", Cassidy said.

And we all know that Trump or Putin likely has something they've been holding over old Lindsey's head for years now, because there's no more loyal footsoldier than the 65-year-old bachelor senator from Seneca, South Carolina.

The GOP lawmakers also suggested Mrs. Pelosi was being disingenuous when, in calling for Mr. Sund's resignation on January 7, she said he hadn't "called us since this happened".

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