House Poised To Launch New Probe Of Jan. 6 Insurrection

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined at left by Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Scalise won't say whether his caucus will support or participate in a proposed select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AP) — The House is poised to launch a new investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Wednesday with expected approval of a 13-person select committee to probe the violent attack. The panel would be led by Democrats, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointing a chairperson and at least eight of the committee’s members. In a memo to all House Republicans late Tuesday, No. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise urged his members to vote against the resolution, saying the select panel “is likely to pursue a partisan agenda” in investigating the siege by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.


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