House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday demanded that a 9/11-style commission be established for a Jan. 6 investigation. 6 Capital riot has power, amid the right that the investigation may be biased.
“When you should have subpoena power,” Pelosi (D-California) said during his weekly news conference when asked if the commission should be able to make demands from the testimony of witnesses.
The top ranking House said, “Our country has really strong support to seek the truth, find out the truth, but also understand how we have to protect the American people.” Democrats argued.
Bipartisan called for a 9/11-style investigation in recent weeks, with calls coming from the heads of both Democratic and GOP lawmakers.
As of Monday, Pelosi announced the formation of a commission, telling members of the House in a “dear coworker” letter that there were still too many unanswered questions in the wake of former President Trump’s impeachment trial and preliminary security review by the writ. General Russell Honoree
As of Wednesday, Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), A member of the House Appropriations Committee rankings, has not heard from either Pelosi or anyone else in the Democratic leadership. Told CNN.
He had expressed concern about the lack of outreach to the network.
“If Speaker Pelosi’s approach to the 9/11 Commission is to focus only on Republicans, then he is not really interested in the 9/11-type commission,” he told the network at the time.
Reached for comment by The Post, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill rejected the idea that the commission would be politically motivated.
“Nobody wants this favoritism. That is why the effort here was made with the 9/11 Commission, “he said,” and that means that the leaders of the Commission are appointed by the four top Congress leaders and the Chairman.
“It’s a model that worked before,” he said, noting that the 9/11 commission had a sub-power.
“We believe that there is no room for partisanship in this effort,” he said, “but what we cannot have is not an excuse to do something rather than reason.”
Davis believes the commission should have a wider scope to assess what decisions were taken during and before the deadly riots.
Along with Reps, John Katko (R-NY) and James Comer (R-Q), the second and third prominent Republicans on the appropriation panel, Davis proposed a bill that would create a bipartisan commission.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) and House GOP Conference President Liz Cheney (R-Y.) Have also endorsed the 9/11-style commission, with Cheney saying she would back it up as a sub-power. Supports to be.
Cheney has also stated that “it should be made up of retired officers from both sides.”
Reached for comment by CNN, McCarthy said of the commission, “Republicans made a motion for a fact-finding commission a month ago. It is our responsibility that we address the security and intelligence breakdown that caused the riots on January 6 Understand that we can better protect this institution and the men and women working inside it. ”