NANCY PELOSI: INDEPENDENT COMMISSION WILL INVESTIGATE JAN.6 RIOTS


18/02/2021




İrem UZUN -TDO- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, September 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi said the commission will "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex… and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power."

In a letter to lawmakers, she said the commission would be modelled on the inquiry into the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. "We must get to the truth of how this happened," she said.

Pelosi also said the House will put forth supplemental spending to boost security at the Capitol. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore was appointed to examine security. "For the past few weeks, General Honore has been assessing our security needs by reviewing what happened on January 6 and how we must ensure that it does not happen again," Pelosi said in her letter. "He has been working with Committees of Jurisdiction and will continue to make proposals."

The deadly attack prompted House Democrats to move swiftly to impeach former President Donald Trump in January. The Senate impeachment trial of the former President concluded over the weekend and ended in Trump's acquittal on a single charge of incitement of insurrection.


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