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Special commission to investigate U.S. Capitol attack

Source : 112 Ukraine

It would be modeled on a similar one that was convened after the attack on New York and the Pentagon (September 11, 2001)
11:24, 16 February 2021

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
The New York Times

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that American lawmakers would establish an independent commission to review the “facts and causes” related to the U.S. Capitol that took place on January 6, Reuters reports.

According to the House Speaker, the commission would be modeled on a similar one convened after the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York and the Pentagon.

The panel will also look at the facts and causes relating to the preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other federal, state, and local law enforcement,” said Pelosi.

Related: How storming of Capitol to affect international credibility of the United States?

As we reported earlier, the U.S. Senate acquitted ex-President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

The final vote was 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict.

The article of impeachment addressed Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results (including his false claims of election fraud and his efforts to pressure election officials in Georgia) and alleged incitement of the storming of the Capitol.

Related: Trump's impeachment trial: Ex-president called 'inciter in chief' during attack on Capitol

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