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Pelosi Announces Special Committee Will Investigate January Insurrection

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) officially announced the creation of a select committee tasked with investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

“This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing the House will be establishing a select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection,” Pelosi said. “The select committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and it will report recommendations for the prevention of any future attack.”

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Pelosi’s announcement comes a few short weeks after the Republican Party blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack, which took place after a mob of former President Donald Trump

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‘s supporters stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general election.

The Senate voted 54-35  to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster, which would have blocked debate on the bill. The House had earlier approved the commission; 35 Republicans voted for it.

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Earlier this week, news outlets reported that Pelosi was moving forward with the select committee, though she denied that she had made a final decision.

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