On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she will continue to imbue America with more divisive rhetoric and conspiracy theories. Her plan is to establish what she described as an “outside, independent 9/11-type Commission” to investigate last month’s protest at the U.S. Capitol
Pelosi should be careful what she wishes for. Her announcement comes after Republicans demand answers on her involvement in the protest. With Nancy’s influence, her ‘truth commission’ may never uncover the truth behind Pelosi’s inaction that day.
She had this to say in her weekly press briefing:
.@SpeakerPelosi says she will “establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex.’”
From her letter to colleagues 👇 pic.twitter.com/KFL6mVeaXP
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 15, 2021
Pelosi’s announcement comes two days after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump over his conduct leading up to the riot during which five people died, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit the former president, with seven Republican senators voting in favor of conviction.
Nancy Pelosi is not alone. Many top ranking Democrats have expressed interest in a 9/11-style commission to investigate the events leading up to the Jan 6 protest.
“The American people need and deserve to hear all of the evidence. A 9/11 commission is a sure-fire way to ensure safety from future horrific events,” Coons said. “And that we lay bare the record of just how responsible and how viciously former President Donald Trump besmirched his constitutional duties.”
Despite telling Republicans of his intention to vote for Trump’s acquittal, McConnell did not hold back trashing him in a scathing speech after the trial. The Senate Minority Leader claimed Donald Trump is “morally and practically responsible for inciting the events of Jan 6” but that the Senate’s hands were tied to do anything about it because Trump was out of office. The Senate, in an earlier vote, had deemed the trial constitutional.