House Democrats eye setting up select committee to investigate Capitol riot

House Democrats eye setting up select committee to investigate Capitol riot

[Ed. – Such a committee would not have even a pretense of being bipartisan.  Some Republicans would be likely to collaborate, but almost no GOP voters — the ones who matter — would recognize that as a legitimately bipartisan activity.  Why do it?   To have a basis for dangling Trump associates and members of his administration, of course, and trying to use “process of law” to extort harmful “admissions” from them.  Democrats don’t need material that would hold up in court or would even demand consequences of some other kind.  They just need fodder for a demonizing narrative, preferably obtained through a process painful to targeted individuals.]

House Democrats are actively considering mounting a probe of their own into the January 6 US Capitol attack, signaling they don’t plan to let the issue go away in the aftermath of Senate Republicans derailing the creation of an outside commission to probe the deadly insurrection.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made clear repeatedly that moving to create a select committee has always remained a fallback option — something that would require the support of a majority of the Democratic-led House to create. And a number of Democrats said on Friday that they believe Pelosi will indeed create the new committee — and that the caucus would strongly support such an effort. …

If the House creates such a panel, it would give Democrats the power to issue subpoenas and schedule hearings and to drive an investigation into the causes of the attack and Trump’s role behind it.

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