[#Nancy Pelosi9/11 Commission-style panel to examine Jan. 6 Capitol riot].
According to the washingtonpost report,
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the House would move to establish an
independent commission to investigate what led to a mob storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
— one similar to the body that studied the 9/11 attacks for 15 months before issuing a sweeping 585-page report.
Two days after former president Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate of inciting the deadly attack,
Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled in a letter to Democratic colleagues.
That the House would soon consider legislation to form a commission to “investigate and report” on
the attack and interference in election proceedings, as well as an appropriation to pay for enhanced security features on the Capitol grounds.
Retired Army Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tapped by Pelosi to assess security after the attack,
indicated in his “interim reporting” the necessity for improved safety measures, Pelosi said.
“It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened,” she wrote.
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Pelosi’s letter also arrived as multiple congressional committees are in the process of scheduling hearings in which
they will question the heads of agencies involved in preparing for and responding to the attack.
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Supporters of the commission say such an initiative will have broader authority than
those committees to pursue testimony from those in Trump’s orbit —
voices that were not part of the impeachment inquiry.
The commission will not be under the time constraints of those committee investigations as it produces its findings.
Lawmakers in both parties speaking on Sunday news shows endorsed the
idea for an independent investigation modeled after the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
Established in 2002 by Congress and President George W. Bush,
which published a report with recommendations to guard against future attacks.
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