Democratic Party leaders are once again working to investigate the attack on the US Capitol. Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the lower house of Congress, said a committee would be formed with her party leaders. These leaders will investigate the Capitol Hill attack.
Nancy Pelosi made the announcement on Thursday, CNN reported. He said the committee would work to establish the truth. He said steps were being taken to prevent such an attack on the Congress building. The BBC reported that Pelosi held a press conference on Thursday. He said the committee would investigate the incident. Find out what caused this attack. In addition, the committee will make various recommendations so that such attacks do not happen again in the future or such attacks can be prevented.
However, Pelosi did not say exactly how many days the committee would report. He said the committee would take as many days as needed. He also did not say what the powers of the committee would be, who the members of the committee would be and what its structure would be. However, he made it clear that the committee would be controlled by Democrats from the lower house of Congress. The Capitol was attacked on January 8. The attack was carried out by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The attack was instigated by then-President Trump himself. The attack killed five people, including a Capitol police officer. The attack prompted an impeachment motion against Trump. Although the resolution was passed in the House of Representatives, it was stuck in the upper house of Congress, the Senate.
Democrats then proposed forming a commission with leaders of the two parties to investigate the attack. The proposal was also blocked by Republicans in Congress who support Trump. They said that such a commission needs to be formed. Nancy Pelosi then announced the formation of a new committee.Mrs Pelosi said the Democratic-led committee would aim to “establish the truth of that day and ensure that an attack of that kind cannot happen”.
The move comes after Senate Republicans blocked a bill to establish a bipartisan commission into the attack.
Allies of former President Donald Trump said a commission was not necessary.
His supporters stormed Congress in Washington DC on 6 January in a failed bid to overturn the certification of Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory in November.
The riot left five dead, including a Capitol police officer.
The assault led to the political impeachment and acquittal of Republican Mr Trump, who was accused by lawmakers of inciting the riot.It will “investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and it will report recommendations for the prevention of any future attack,” Mrs Pelosi said at a news conference on Thursday.
“The timetable will be as long as it takes,” Mrs Pelosi said.
The structure, powers and members of the committee will be announced at a later date, she said.
The committee will be controlled by Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives, the lower legislative chamber of Congress.It will allow her to hand pick the participants of the investigating body, rather than rely on an existing congressional committee whose membership is already determined. It will also, of course, permit the Republican leadership to pick its members – virtually guaranteeing the presence of some of the more pugnacious conservatives, such as Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Republicans are already accusing Democrats of making this investigation a partisan affair – a criticism that could have been defused under an independent commission. Instead, this may more resemble the committee investigating the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, which held days of hearings.
That investigation was also dismissed as a partisan inquisition, but it did unearth the existence of the private email server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state – a revelation that would eventually take a political toll.