House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the select committee one month after the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation... ... that would have created a 9/11-type commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing that the House will be establishing a select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (CA-D), via 'The Washington Post'. The House select committee will have similar subpoena powers as the commission would have had, . and it will also publish a report on its findings. The Senate-formed commission would have been comprised of a bipartisan group. . The House select committee will likely be at least perceived as partisan. A Republican-led House select committee was formed in 2012 to investigate American deaths in Benghazi, Libya. . House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy boasted during the 2016 election that the Benghazi investigation helped to defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. McCarthy voiced his opposition to the Jan. 6 bipartisan Senate commission. The Jan. 6 insurrection led to the deaths of five people... . ... and the physical breach of the U.S. Capitol by more than 800 supporters of former President Donald Trump
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