House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi strongly suggested approving a select committee in the House to investigate what led to the January 6 riot if a Senate vote to form the commission fails.
“I could certainly call for hearings in the House where the majority of the members are Democrats with full summons and the agenda is set by the Democrats, but that is not the way we have chosen,” Pelosi said.
When asked if she was ready to take this other path, she insisted, “I don’t want to,” before adding, “We will find the truth.”
“It’s not about doing this – doing something beyond that,” the Commission says. “It’s a question, if you don’t want that we will.”
When asked if Republicans were afraid of the commission because they might summon the Republican leader of the House, Kevin McCarthy, or former President Trump.
“It sounds like you’re scared of the truth and that’s very unfortunate,” she said, “but hopefully you get used to the idea that the American people want us to find the truth, and that is what we’re up to. ” “”
Even more background: Legislation creating the commission is expected to go through the Democratically controlled House today, but margins are an important indicator because how many Republicans in the House are willing to oppose their party leadership could be an early signal of how many GOP- Senators could support the bill.
Proponents of the plan will need at least 10 Republicans in the Senate to join all 50 Democrats in the chamber to defeat a 60-vote filibuster and pass the bill. Senate minority chairman Mitch McConnell, like McCarthy, said he was against the commission.
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