Pelosi Announces House Select Committee on January 6th

Headline Roundup June 24th, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she would establish a select committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol riot, four weeks after Senate Republicans blocked the creation of an independent bipartisan commission. “The select committee 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,” Pelosi said. Following reports that Pelosi was considering a select committee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that he was sure the committee would be political “because that's the whole way that she's handled it.”

Coverage on all sides varied on saying whether Pelosi herself, House Democrats or the House of Representatives would create the committee. Some coverage on all sides also compared this select committee to the committee created by Republicans in 2014 to investigate the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. 

From the Left

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she would create a select committee to further investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan effort to form an independent commission of experts to look into the riot.

“Jan. 6 was a day of darkness for our country,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters. “Our temple of democracy was attacked by insurrectionists.”

The move came after Ms. Pelosi had signaled for weeks that she planned to take such a step to scrutinize the storming of the Capitol...

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From the Right

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the creation of a select House committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot following the failure last month of a bipartisan effort to form an independent commission in the Senate.

Pelosi said she hoped the 9/11-style commission would become a reality, but after Senate Republicans blocked its creation, she could not wait any longer to launch a deeper dive into the events surrounding the takeover of the Capitol. She created a House committee to investigate the origins of the attack and make recommendations on how to prevent...

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From the Center

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the creation of a committee to investigate the Capitol Hill riot in January this year.

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...

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