Democrats move to establish commission on Capitol riot as Republicans start pushing back on official narrative
Added 05-14-21 04:37:02pm EST - “A ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, who voted with Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump, has reportedly agreed to a proposed 9/11-style commission to investigate the events of January 6.” - Rt.com
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Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and ranking member John Katko (R-New York) seem to have agreed on a proposed format and scope of the commission, made up of five Democrats and five Republicans appointed by their party leadership. The commission will only be able to issue subpoenas with a majority vote or agreement between the chair – a Democrat – and the Republican vice-chair. Its report will be due by the end of the year.
Here's my reading on how the 1/6 commission would work, with legal expert @rgoodlaw.Short version: It defines the scope well. Focus is on the terror attack on US democracy. Rs can pull mischief, but Dems have real control over investigative direction:https://t.co/3zaLVI3f7Fpic.twitter.com/FcWi4tBTQ5
Pro-Democrat commentators hailed the published details, saying that Democrats have “real control” over the direction of the investigation, which will focus on the “terror attack on US democracy.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) hopes to have the commission bill up for a floor vote “as soon as next week,” she said on Friday.
“It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack,” Pelosi said at a press conference.
Here's my reading on how the 1/6 commission would work, with legal expert @rgoodlaw.Short version: It defines the scope well. Focus is on the terror attack on US democracy. Rs can pull mischief, but Dems have real control over investigative direction:https://t.co/3zaLVI3f7Fpic.twitter.com/FcWi4tBTQ5— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 14, 2021
For more context, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) cited Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as "more of an attack on democracy." pic.twitter.com/cS9p0LyLlP— The Recount (@therecount) May 14, 2021
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