Earlier, Republicans in the Senate blocked the creation of a bipartisan independent commission to solve this problem.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that a new committee will be created in the House to investigate the attack on the Capitol after Senate Republicans blocked the creation of an independent commission to investigate the riots in May.
Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi did not specify the timing of the investigation, saying that it will take “as long as it takes.” She also did not give any details about the composition of the commission but made it clear that both parties would have to nominate their representatives. She also expressed hope that the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, will appoint “responsible people”.
Pelosi said that it would be preferable to create a third-party commission and that she did not abandon this idea completely. The House of Representatives passed a bill to create an independent bipartisan commission, but Republicans in the Senate blocked this initiative, saying that investigations of existing committees and prosecutors made it unnecessary.
“We see this as an addition, not a replacement, and we hope that a commission may appear at some point,” Pelosi said.
During the riots, hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump invaded the Capitol building in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election. As a result of the attack, five people were killed, including a Capitol police officer. More than 480 people were arrested on charges of assault. “The United States Capitol has always been a glorious beacon of democracy for the American people and the whole world, “Pelosi said, adding that the committee will” search and find out the truth ” about the events of January 6.