The lower house of Congress on Wednesday, June 30, approved a resolution to form a special committee to investigate the January 6 invasion of the Capitol. This is reported by the newspaper The Washington Post…
According to the text of the draft resolution, the committee will include 13 people. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will nominate eight people, while the remaining five will be elected in consultation with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
The initiative, introduced by Pelosi on June 28, was approved by 222 Congressmen, 190 voted against.
The special committee will have to analyze the work of American departments in connection with the invasion of the Capitol.
The main task will be “to investigate and report on the facts, circumstances and root causes of an act of domestic terrorism against the US Capitol complex, concerning attempts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power in the country.”
In addition, among the tasks of the members of the special committee, the identification of “hostile foreign operations”, which allegedly could become one of the reasons for the invasion of the Capitol.
Earlier, on June 24, it was reported that the first verdict in the case of the storming of the Capitol was passed on the 49-year-old Indiana native Anna Morgan-Lloyd, the woman received a three-year suspended sentence.
On January 6, supporters of former US President Donald Trump rioted Washington DC. During the protests, they broke into the Capitol. There were clashes with the police, during which dozens of people were injured on both sides. Five people were killed, including one of the law enforcement officers. The US Congress approved the election of Democrat Joe Biden as President of the United States on January 7.