The House of Representatives has reached an agreement to form an independent commission to investigate the storming of the United States Capitol on January 6. The House is expected to vote on the bill establishing the commission early next week.
The Commission “would include a 10-member panel, half of whom would be appointed by Democratic leaders in Congress, including the president, and the other half by Republicans, including the vice president. The panel will have the power to issue subpoenas if they are signed by both the chair and vice-chair, according to a summary released by the committee, ”CNN reported.
A final report will be released later this year.
“It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an independent and bipartite 9/11-type commission to examine and report on the facts, causes and security related to the terrorist attack from the crowd, “said Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Commons (D-Calif.) mentionned in a report.
Minority Parliamentary Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) critical Pelosi, telling reporters, “I know Nancy Pelosi played politics with it for several months. You have to look at the build-up before and what happened after.
The bill is available for reading HERE.