Bipartisan commission to be formed to investigate US-capitol attack

A bipartisan commission would be formed to investigate the attack that took place in January this year on the U.S. capitol. A key Democrat and Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives reached an agreement when Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson and Republican ranking member John Katko said they would introduce legislation as soon as next week to set up the investigative panel to scrutinize and look into the the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Donald Trump’s supporters.

In the immediate aftermath of the riot was 5 people being dead due to the violence, many injured and around 400 arrested.Trump’s words of insurrection were highly criticized and condemned when he claimed that his election defeat was a result of a widespread voter fraud. Many courts have dismissed this claim and even Representative Liz Cheney loudly rejected Trump’s “big lie”. She was stripped from her position and  Trump-picked candidate, Elise Stefanik,  was elected to succeed her.

The investigative panel is modeled after the one used to probe the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001-the proposed 10-member panel would have five commissioners appointed by each party as well as subpoena authority.

“All members, especially House and Senate leaders, should support this effort and there should be no delay in passing this bill to find the facts and the truth about what happened on January 6th and the events leading up to it,” Cheney said as both the House and the Senate would have to approve the bill that sets up the commission.