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Politics GOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack

04:15  14 january  2021
04:15  14 january  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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The GOP senators are calling for a panel to look into the “massive security failures” that occurred Jan. “We are calling for an independent commission to be appointed to investigate the security failures that allowed the Capitol to be breached on January 6th resulting in five deaths.”

House Democrats introduced resolutions Monday to censure, investigate and potentially remove House Republicans who played a role in allegedly inciting Wednesday’s violent attack at the U.S. Capitol building—particularly Rep.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: GOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack © Getty Images GOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are calling on Congress to appoint a commission to investigate the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol.

The GOP senators are calling for a panel to look into the "massive security failures" that occurred Jan. 6.

"Congress should not be allowed to investigate itself when it comes to the massive security failures of January 6," the senators wrote in a statement. "We are calling for an independent commission to be appointed to investigate the security failures that allowed the Capitol to be breached on January 6th resulting in five deaths."

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Calling this a riot rather than the attack on this country that it was is them pushing that narrative again. I have a few basic questions for any future commission . 1- Why were the DC police so underprepared ? In videos you can clearly see they do not have enough basic equipment.Those that

Early indications show Antifa behind the Capitol break This was deliberate. Trojan Horses …I call on ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ to find out who these people are as they do not look like MAGA! You have the power right now to see who they really are and to get to the bottom of who stole this election!

The senators said that the commission should be of "nationally recognized, non-partisan security experts," and established in the "spirit of other bipartisan commissions."

They added that without the independent commission, the investigation would "fall into the familiar territory of partisan squabbles ultimately resolving nothing."

"The U.S. Capitol is the people's house and it belongs to the American people. We owe it to them to get to the bottom of this security failure which was a national embarrassment," the senators said. "A commission is the best opportunity for us to get the answers the American people deserve."

The call comes after the attack on the Capitol raised concerns about its security. Five people died in the riot, including a Capitol Police officer and a woman who was shot trying to storm the Speaker's Lobby outside the House chamber.

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She specifically called out Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz who have been some of the loudest voices pushing to overturn the election results. “An online thread discussed specific calls for violence to include stating, ‘Be ready to fight. Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) briefly called for a "fact-finding" commission to investigate the attack while the House was debating an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting the riot. He previously suggested a bipartisan commission in a letter to his GOP colleagues.

The day after the riot, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed there would be a "painstaking investigation and thorough review" of the Capitol's security protocol.

Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

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This is interesting!