Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that a 9/11-style commission to investigate the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 is the “next step” after the Senate impeachment trial concluded.
The House speaker said in a Dear Colleague letter that the impeachment trial and Ret. Gen. Russel Honoré’s initial security review into how to prevent a similar incident make it “clear” that “we must get to the truth of how this happened.”
“To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission,” she said.
The commission would “‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex'" as well as "'relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power, including facts and causes relating to the preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement in the National Capitol Region,’” Pelosi said.
Requests for a commission similar to the one formed post-9/11 have picked up in the weeks since the breach at the Capitol led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer, and scores of law enforcement injuries.
Lawmakers who have called for such an investigation want to learn more about why law enforcement agencies were not more prepared to respond when supporters of former President Trump ... (Read more)