House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is making her move and calling for a special “9/11-type Commission” to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building, Breitbart reported.
“It may be difficult for Members to share their stories, but it is important to facilitate an accurate personal record and for the healing process for our Congress and indeed, Country,” Pelosi said in a letter to her Democratic colleagues calling for a special investigative committee.
Pelosi continued saying, “We will need to establish a 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes, and security relating to the terrorist mob attack on January 6.”
The Capitol riot led to the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, who Democrats claim directly incited the riot.
The impeachment trial will begin in the Senate next week on Feb. 9.
Despite speculation that Pelosi herself may be in some sense responsible for the riots, the speaker has been quick to cast suspicion on Republicans.
“If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection — if they aided and abetted the crimes — there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi threatened.
This statement was issued following news that the Capitol police were investigating if certain members of Congress gave rioters a tour of the building days before the incident.
Democratic lawmakers allege that there were irregular amounts of visitors in the Capitol the day before the riot and demanded an investigation be launched to investigate if Republicans were aiding rioters despite having no evidence.
Despite the clear lack of evidence, it hasn’t stopped Pelosi from going after Republicans and laying the groundwork to accuse them of participating in an insurrection.
So far, Pelosi hasn’t presented any plan of action for how to prevent future events like the Capitol riot from taking place. It seems Pelosi is hoping something will come up that will implicate Republicans instead of actually fixing security at the Capitol.
It won’t be surprising if Pelosi’s “9/11-type commission” quickly turns into a thinly veiled political witch hunt. Despite President Joe Biden’s rhetoric, Democrats have made it clear that unity and healing are not priorities for them and will do everything to take down Republicans.