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U.S. Lower House to begin investigation into Capitol attack

Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The committee of the U.S. House of Representatives created to investigate the attack on the Capitol on January 6, will hold its first hearing today with an interrogation of security agents present that day.

Two officers from Congress and two from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department will tell Tuesday what they experienced when hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the federal building six months ago. The conformation of this commission generates controversy between Democrats and Republicans, the latter represented by legislators considered the visible face of the red party against the former governor, considered the promoter of the riots.

Last week the Lower House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, refused to admit in the group two Republicans, Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, for supporting the former president’s theories of alleged electoral fraud.

In their place will be Liz Chenney and Adam Kinzinger, whose selection comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew their appointments due to Pelosi’s rejection.

I believe that the work of this commission, in order to retain the trust of the American people, must act without any partisanship, it has to do with patriotism, said the head of the Lower House in an interview to ABC.

More than 440 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol riots, which in addition to the five dead, left 140 agents attacked by Trump supporters, who were armed with axes, bats, field hockey sticks and other weapons, according to authorities.