There was another violent crash between Democrats and Republicans on the subject of the Committee of Inquiry into the Capitol Storm. The Republicans want to withdraw all of their nominees.
Washington – A party dispute has broken out in the US House of Representatives over the occupation of the committee of inquiry into the storming of the US Capitol *. The President of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, turned down two Republican-nominated MPs as committee members. Reason are statements and behavior of parliamentarians Jim Jordan and Jim Banks in the past and concerns about the “integrity of the investigation,” said Pelosi on Wednesday.
The Democrats * accuse Banks and Jordan – a close confidante of former US President Donald Trump – of supporting Trump’s claim that his presidential election victory was stolen by electoral fraud. The two MPs were also among a number of Republicans who voted against Parliament’s confirmation of the election results on January 6.
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The Republican minority leader in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, reacted angrily to Pelosi’s move and accused her of “outrageous abuse of power”. If Pelosi does not accept all five MPs proposed by the Republicans * as committee members, his party will not participate in the committee and instead conduct “our own investigation into the facts.”
The storming of the Capitol on January 6th * had rocked the United States and is considered a black day in the history of US democracy. Radical Trump supporters had attacked the seat of Congress when Biden’s * election victory in the presidential election on November 3 was to be certified there.
Five people were killed in the course of the violence *, including a police officer. Trump had previously repeated his completely unsubstantiated accusation of massive election fraud during a performance in front of supporters in Washington and urged his audience to march to the Capitol and “fight the hell out of it”.
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The Democrats subsequently initiated impeachment proceedings against Trump, which ultimately failed in the Senate.
The ruling party then wanted to set up an independent and cross-party investigative commission to uncover the exact background of the attack. The model was a commission set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The project failed due to resistance from the Republicans in the Senate.
The Democrats are now relying on a House of Representatives committee of inquiry, in which they have a clear majority. (AFP / dpa / frs) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA