House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) renewed her call for a congressional commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection in a “Dear Colleague” letter sent to her Democratic House colleagues Friday.
“Compromise has been necessary; now, we must agree on the scope, composition and resources necessary to seek and find the truth,” Pelosi wrote.
At the same time, committees in the House and Senate have been holding and planning hearings, which will be a resource to the commission.”.
Six people, including one Capitol Police Department officer, died as a result of the day’s events.
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Pelosi commemorated Brian Sicknick, the CPD officer who died during the insurrection, in her letter, as well as Billy Evans, a CPD officer who died when a car attempted to overrun a Capitol barricade earlier this month.
Both officers were lain in honor in the Capitol for their bravery in giving their lives to protect the Capitol and members of Congress. »