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House Speaker Pelosi launches select committee to probe Jan. 6 riot

House Speaker Pelosi launches select committee to probe Jan. 6 riot

Washington, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a month after Senate Republicans blocked a move to vote on an outside commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she'll move forward with plans to launch a select committee to take over the probe.
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‘This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I am announcing that the House will be establishing a select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection,’ Pelosi said. ‘Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history … it is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure that an attack of that kind cannot happen and that we root out the causes of it all.’

The decision to continue the investigations comes over six months after Jan. 6 insurrection, an incident that left five people dead, as former president Donald Trump´s adherents had a crack at preventing Congress from endorsing Joe Biden´s election victory.

Pelosi declined to provide details on the committee composition or who will be elected to chair the panel, but she made it clear that this committee will focus directly on Jan. 6 insurrection and not on other political violence incidents as called by GOP leaders.

The House speaker left open the possibility of extending the probe through 2022, keeping the focus on the role of Trump and GOPers in those incidents while they wait for midterm elections.

In May, the House passed a legislation to set up a committee similar to the panel in charge of probing into 7/11 terrorist attack, but the proposal failed to obtain 60 votes necessary to be applied.

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