House Speaker Pelosi announces plans for a "9/11-type commission" to look in to the January 6 attack on the Capitolhttps://t.co/ADJob2nbl6
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 15, 2021
… “To protect our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex,'” Pelosi wrote…
A commission of this nature would be established by a statute, passed by both chambers and signed into law by the President. The commission members would not be elected leaders and would be outside the government.
In a separate letter to House Democrats earlier this month, Pelosi wrote that it is “clear that we will need to establish a 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack on January 6.”…
In mid-January, Pelosi announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the “security infrastructure” of Capitol Hill in the wake of the attack.
“For the past few weeks, General Honoré 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 wrote in her letter on Monday…
Earlier this month, Pelosi told reporters as she left a news conference that a 9/11-style commission to investigate the insurrection would look “different” than the one formed following the September 11, 2001, terror attack — and would have a greater emphasis on diversity.
“Different from 9/11. What were there, nine people? All white, one woman. It will look different,” she said at the time…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/13YNuILsJF
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 15, 2021
Congress should give the 1/6 Commission — which will look into Trump and his associates’ activities leading up to the insurrection — the power to make criminal referrals to law enforcement authorities. https://t.co/24nFp3mO6S
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) February 15, 2021
(1) Yes, Pelosi (and McConnell, and etc.) should answer questions about preparation.
(2) Bipartisan is good, but no way anyone should be on this commission without a clear public statement that Biden won the election. https://t.co/hEHtYdvW04
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) February 15, 2021
The Disloyal Opposition:
“Why didn’t Nancy Pelosi prevent the Trump mob from trying to murder Nancy Pelosi”
— Grudgie the Whale (@grudging1) February 15, 2021