House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe
By Mike Lillis and Scott Wong - 06/08/21 06:00 AM EDT
House Democrats weighing their next steps on a Jan. 6 investigation are increasingly pressing Senate leaders to hold another vote on forming an independent commission to examine the Capitol attack.
Senate Republicans last month blocked bipartisan legislation to create a 9/11-style panel to probe the deadly riot, prompting an internal Democratic debate about how best to examine the events from January without eroding the public’s trust in the findings.
As party leaders chew over their options, a number of rank-and-file members say their preferred choice is for Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bring the commission vote to the floor for a second time.
“I hope Leader Schumer finds the votes and gets the independent commission back up for a vote,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.). “That is the best path forward.”
“By far the best solution would be if we could get an independent bipartisan commission passed by Congress,” added Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).