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Pelosi to Allow Republican Input on Proposed Jan. 6 Commission Subpoenas

Pelosi to Allow Republican Input on Proposed Jan. 6 Commission Subpoenas
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Thursday, 22 April 2021 12:19 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that she will allow Republican involvement in approving subpoenas on a proposed commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Hoping to secure Republican backing for the panel, Pelosi told reporters that subpoenas would receive joint approval by the Republican vice chair and Democratic chair, versus an earlier proposal requiring only the approval of the Democrat. Supboenas could also be a approved by a majority of the commission.

"I want this to be bipartisan," Pelosi said at her weekly press conference. "If the price of the confidence that the public would have in this, is to make it harder to get some things done, so be it."

The California Democrat has also agreed to have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans on the commission, after Republicans complained about initial plans to give Democrats full control.

But disagreements remain over the scope of the commission. Democrats want the panel to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters that left five people dead including a police officer.

Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have called for including the civil unrest that swept the country last year following the death of George Floyd. 

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