With many unanswered questions still remaining regarding the events of January 6th, Congress has been eyeing a large scale investigation into the matter.
The attempted insurrection at the Capitol on that day was something unprecedented in American history, and a number of lawmakers have expressed their support for a 9/11 commission-style investigation into the matter. There are concerns that the storming of the Capitol itself was a planned event, and that a number of Capitol Police officers themselves were either negligent in their duties that day, or that, ever more insidiously, may have been cordial and helpful to the mob.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has condemned the attack on several occasions, but is hesitant about the inclinations of such a massive probe.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday attacked the proposal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a 1/6 commission, alleging that her framework would make the inquiry partisan and illegitimate in the eyes of the American people.
Lawmakers are still swapping proposals for the commission. But it’s been revealed that Pelosi, D-Calif., proposed a commission that would have seven members appointed by Democrats and four appointed by Republicans. The commission would have subpoena power under the Pelosi proposal, but the GOP-appointed members would not have a say in that process.
“An inquiry with a hard-wired partisan slant would never be legitimate in the eyes of the American people,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “An undertaking that is uneven or unjust would not help our country.”
Pelosi and McConnell have had their fair share of disagreements in the past, and there’s no telling just how bristly this latest flap could get.
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