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House Approves Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection

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House Approves Commission to Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection

The House of Representatives voted, 252 to 175, on Wednesday to create an independent commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, with 35 Republicans joining the Democrats.

“In this past year, we have witnessed violent riots in the American cities all over this country. We have witnessed tremendous damage. In Minneapolis, city officials estimate 700 buildings were damaged, burned or destroyed, including 360 local businesses. There has not been a commission launched to study the reasons why that happened. There has not been an investigation to stop the B.L.M. antifa riots.” “Holy cow. Incoherence. No idea what you’re talking about. Benghazi — you guys chased the former secretary of state all over the country, spent millions of dollars. We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting the Capitol police with lead pipes across the head, and we can’t get bipartisanship.” “What was an image of bipartisan cooperation has now become one more partisan attack. And it caused me to believe that it was important to stand up and say this. How can you have a bipartisan commission with an all-Democrat staff?” “Mr. Speaker, I hope my Republican colleagues will think not about their politics, not about the former president, not about themselves. I hope they will think of the country.” “On this vote, the yeas are 252, the nays are 175. The bill is passed without objection. A motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.”

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