United States: Congress opens investigation into attack on Capitol Hill
Police officers will be the first to be questioned by a group of elected officials from the House of Representatives.
She will be responsible for bringing out “the truth” about the January 6 attack. More than six months after the assault on the Capitol in Washington (United States), a parliamentary committee began an investigation on Tuesday July 27 into this major crisis for American democracy. Police officers will be the first to be questioned by a group of elected officials from the House of Representatives.
While Democrats and Republicans had displayed the same fear after the intrusion of hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump in the seat of Congress, this committee now only has detractors of the former president, which “does not bode well for a serious investigation “ and destroys its ” credibility “ , according to the leader of the Republicans in the House, Kevin McCarthy. It is he who boycotts this work, retorted the Democratic President of the House, Nancy Pelosi. “Maybe Republicans can’t face the truth, but we have a responsibility to seek it out, and find it,” she said.
Only two Republicans, directly selected by Nancy Pelosi, will sit on the committee: Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, rare voices of the Grand Old Party to openly dare to criticize Donald Trump, who they even deemed “guilty” at the end of his second trial in dismissal. The second promised on Twitter to “work diligently to uncover the truth and to hold those responsible for the attack to account . ” To achieve this, the commission will have the power to call witnesses and request documents. “I support what is quickly sends assignments” , said Monday on MSNBC (English link)the elected Democrat Adam Schiff, a pet peeve of Donald Trump and member of the commission. “I think that some witnesses will be reluctant and that they will have to be forced to testify,” he added, predicting long months of work until 2022.