Dems, GOP at odds over scope of proposed commission on Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of watering down her proposal for an outside commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack by challenging the scope of the probe.

2/26/2021 12:46:00 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of watering down her proposal to form an outside commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by challenging the scope of the probe.

Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of watering down her proposal for an outside commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack by challenging the scope of the probe.

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Julio Cortez/APHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused Republicans on Thursday of watering down her proposal to form an outside commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by challenging the scope of the probe -- the latest indication that efforts to launch an independent inquiry could be delayed by partisanship.

Julio Cortez/APRioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington D.C.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday criticized Pelosi's initial discussion draft as"partisan by design" because it would give Democrats more appointees on the panel than Republicans -- a break from the 50-50 split of the 9/11 Commission lawmakers see as the model for their effort. He also took issue with the proposed focus of the panel.

MORE: Acting Capitol Police chief denies her department failed to heed intel warnings"We can do something now that looks at the Capitol, or we could do something broader that looks at the full scope of political violence here in our country," McConnell said."We cannot land at some artificial politicized halfway point."

On Thursday, Pelosi said the commission's makeup could be"easily negotiated" but accused Republicans of trying to minimize the Jan. 6 attack.Tasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesSpeaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi responds to questions on the creation of a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, during a news conference in Washington, Feb. 19, 2021.

"The point is the scope. If you don't have your purpose, as to what the purpose of this is, then the rest of it is not the important part of the conversation," she said.Pelosi accused McConnell of taking cues on the topic from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the conservative who suggested this week that"fake Trump supporters" and"provocateurs" were responsible for the violence at the Capitol last month -- unfounded claims repeatedly rejected by law enforcement.

MORE: Senate holds 1st public hearing into Capitol assault security failures"It's about domestic terrorism, we want to solve it, and I will do anything to have it be bipartisan so it would be well received by the American people," Pelosi said."But if we're talking about scope and say, 'we've got to look at all mobs,' it's the Ron Johnson school of Jan. 6 investigations and to seeking the truth."

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The California Democrat said she was"disappointed" with McConnell's remarks and claimed they had previously had a productive private conversation on the subject.Jon Cherry/Getty Images, FILESupporters of President Donald Trump flood into the Capitol Building after breaking into it on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

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Maybe they're involved. The truth be told. There needs to be a theral investigation, in order to avoid this horrific case from happening again. That’s because they want to take control that’s how republicans are dems can learn from them on how to be ruthless U think 8clw9 I wonder how you would feel if some of their comrades had been seriously injured or killed by the mob

I really believe that woman is one of the major reasons for the countries divide. Definitely benghazi style investigation. Not the first one mind you, but the next nine. Explain the Kavanaugh hearings, Antifa, and Burn Loot Murder. Funny how they suddenly disappeared? She needs to keep here tainted hands out of this investigation!

It's Trump and his GOP militia con-spiriters that orchestrated the capital riot. I'm sure they will try again. It's been so nice to not hear or see Trump show BS for the last two months. What a relief at a time when the country is already stressed to the max...... Did anyone expect anything less? Well that's because there are certain Republicans who will be implicated in the storming of the capitol! And those Republicans deserve to be expelled from the Senate! And you Republicans Know Who You Are!

Everybody take their PTO days on March 4th so we can get paid to sit back and laugh at these goons do part 2. Or at best watch them have meltdowns on Telegram, Gab and Parler when their little Q prophesies don’t come true...once again lol.. The GOPs would sell their grandmother for power and money. No member has a conscience. They all broke their oath. Get them out of the government.

Now what? 부산에서 출발의 대륙간열차는 없을듯 ---그누가 타리?--잘생각해보세요 일정지역 부근에서 가능한듯---2군데 --날라리들의 과학 Don’t allow those bastards to sweep this very serious crimes under the rug. 🤬🤬 Sedition and treason are no joke. 🤔🇺🇸👀🇺🇸 Of course they are. I mean the GOP has a lot to hide. Democrats should build a strong force against opposition

Why in the world would GOP cooperate in an investigation where one of main avenues of inquiry will be actions of various party members? Basic objective will be to subvert any truthful inquiry. Of course the GOP wants to minimize it half of them are responsible RepublicansAreTheProblem We need a broad investigation to prevent this from happening again. If anyone thinks otherwise that is foolish. A coup is not to be ignored unless you want a dictatorship. GOP GOPLeader

Why are they even getting a say? wow 14, 000 total arrest during BLM protest. Republicans have a lot to hide. Since the start of the protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, at least 2,700 demonstrators have been arrested in Los Angeles. Republicans are desperate to cover their own ass. They don't want it getting out how much the RNC and the politicians themselves had with allowing and helping to spread the distrust in our elections that led to this. All they had to do was tell the truth. They wouldn't so f em

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