Pelosi to Announce If She Will Create Committee to Probe Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Headline Roundup June 22nd, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to announce this week whether she will create a committee to investigate the deadily violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Some news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, reported that Pelosi said she will create the probe committee, which would not require support from the GOP; Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill clarified in a tweet Tuesday, saying "Speaker Pelosi told Members she plans to announce WHETHER she will create a select committee THIS WEEK," and that her preference is still a "bipartisan commission which Senate Republicans are blocking." This comes after Republicans blocked the creation of a bipartisan committee last month. Two Senate committees released bipartisan reports examining Capitol security and the law enforcement response to the violence, but Democrats say broader investigations are still needed. 

Outlets from across the spectrum initially reported that Pelosi was creating a committee, but then issued corrections when Hammill clarified the statement. 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce this week whether she will create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, her spokesman said.

The California Democrat told colleagues about her plans during a meeting of the House Steering and Policy Committee on Tuesday, which comes weeks after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have created a commission to dig into the attack on Congress.

Multiple news outlets reported the speaker revealed she would create the committee, which would not require GOP support. But Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, quickly tweeted...

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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will decide this week whether to create a special committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, her deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Reuters and other U.S. news outlets, citing sources familiar with the decision, earlier on Tuesday reported that Pelosi had decided to create the committee. 

“Clarification on tonight’s meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee. Speaker Pelosi told Members she plans to announce WHETHER she will create a select committee THIS WEEK. Her...

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to announce this week whether she will create a new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, weeks after Republicans blocked a bipartisan probe under pressure from former President Donald Trump.

Pelosi’s office clarified Tuesday night that she had not formally announced plans to form that committee, capping an hour of confusion after reports surfaced that she had done so at a closed-door meeting earlier that night. In that discussion, Pelosi seemed to suggest that she would move forward with creating the committee,...

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