House to move forward with U.S. Capitol attack investigations: Pelosi
American politician and speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that House committees would continue their investigations into the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6-, when it was stormed during a riot and violent attack by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump who attempted to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress.
Last month, Senate Republicans had blocked the House-passed bill creating a commission to investigate the attack with the vote failing to advance by 54 to 35. Republican Senators Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, and Ben Sasse supported advancing the bill but most were unified in their opposition to the bill.
“We’re disappointed that we could not get the bipartisan commission through the Senate.Whether we have a commission today, tomorrow, the next day out of the Senate or not, the work of the committees will be very important in seeking what we are — getting the American people the truth”, Pelosi told reporters after a meeting with House committee chairs with jurisdiction over investigations into the attack but did not mention if a committee would be specially created for the purpose of investigating the attack.