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Democrats, Republicans Reach Deal to Create 9/11-Style Commission for Jan. 6, McCarthy Raises Big Issue

Added 05-15-21 02:45:04pm EST - “The agreement came following months of negotiations, and it is expected to be voted on as early as next week.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Democrats, Republicans Reach Deal to Create 9/11-Style Commission for Jan. 6, McCarthy Raises Big Issue”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lawmakers from both major parties made a deal Friday to launch an independent bipartisan commission to probe the Jan. 6 incursion of the U.S. Capitol.

Following the announcement, though, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he hadn’t signed off on the agreement.

House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, and committee ranking member Rep. John Katko, a New York Republican, said they had reached an agreement to create a 9/11-style commission to study “the facts and circumstances of the January 6th attack on the Capitol as well as the influencing factors that may have provoked the attack on our democracy,” NBC News reported.

The agreement came following months of negotiations and is expected to be voted on by the House as early as next week.

“Inaction — or just moving on — is simply not an option. The creation of this commission is our way of taking responsibility for protecting the U.S. Capitol,” Thompson said in a statement announcing the agreement.

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