Pelosi to decide this week whether House will create Jan. 6 commission
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.
- The House previously passed the legislation with 35 Republicans voting in favor.
- President Biden said earlier this month that he would not appoint his own commission to investigate the Capitol Riot, preferring Congress to take the lead.
This article has been updated with Hammill's remarks clarifying Pelosi's plan.