There will be no presidential commission on the January 6 insurrection — here's why

There will be no presidential commission on the January 6 insurrection — here's why
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The White House has announced despite Senate Republicans killing legislation passed by the House to establish a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection incited by then-President Donald Trump the executive branch will not form a Presidential January 6 Commission.

"Congress was attacked on that day, and President Biden firmly agrees with Speaker Pelosi that Congress itself has a unique role and ability to carry out that investigation," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told Axios. "Because of that, the President doesn't plan to appoint his own commission."

"The events of Jan. 6 were an unprecedented assault on our democracy — and he believes they deserve a full, and independent, investigation to determine what transpired and ensure it can never happen again," Psaki added.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called a Presidential Commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection "not a workable idea," the Associated Press reported.

Speaker Pelosi believes the Senate should try once again to pass the legislation that failed last week in a 54-35 vote. Six Republicans voted in favor of the bill.

"Biden isn't letting any daylight between himself and Pelosi," Axios adds, citing an NBC News report.


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