Updated Jun 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi to decide this week whether House will create Jan. 6 commission

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Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the House Steering and Policy Committee Tuesday night that she will announce this week whether she will appoint a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, her chief of staff Drew Hammill tweeted.

Why it matters: The creation of such a committee means House Democrats, who currently have a majority, would be responsible for the investigation.

This article has been updated with Hammill's remarks clarifying Pelosi's plan.

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