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Pelosi Says Capitol Siege Commission Should Have Subpoena Power

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thursday, 18 February 2021 02:38 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday the "9/11 style" commission investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol siege must have subpoena powers to call witnesses for testimony, including uncooperative ones.

Calls for such a commission have increased after impeachment charges against former President Donald Trump failed.

“There’s really strong support in the country for us to seek the truth, find the truth, but also understand how we have to protect the American people from what might be out there in terms of domestic terrorism and the rest,” Pelosi told reporters, in an apparent reference to the far-right rioters, The Hill reported

“You have to have subpoena power,” she said when asked if it should have the ability to demand testimony.

Pelosi announced Monday a commission would be formed to look into the deadly siege. It’ll be based on the one that investigated the origins of and security failures surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Earlier Monday, Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told The Dispatch the commission "must be evenly split between both parties." And Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Liz Cheney also said the commission "needs to have subpoena power" and "should be made up of retired officials from both parties,” Axios reported.

On “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., agreed a 9/11-style commission was necessary “to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

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