Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Bipartisan Commission on January 6 Attack

May 28, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued this statement following the Senate vote against establishing an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type commission that would examine the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021: 


“I am deeply disappointed that Republicans in the Senate put party over country and blocked the creation of an independent, bipartisan Commission to investigate the root causes of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.


“The January 6 Commission bill, which passed the House on a bipartisan vote just over a week ago, would have provided an independent and thorough investigation of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.


“Many Republicans have recently sought to whitewash the violence we all witnessed that day and downplay the grave danger it posed to our nation.  Some have claimed that it is too early for a Commission; others that it is too late.  Sadly, Republicans in both the House and Senate have chosen to ignore the deadly reality of January 6 and have instead embraced the flagrant lies of a failed president who incited the insurrection and attempted to topple American democracy. 


“The American people deserve the facts about the events of January 6, and they deserve accountability.  As Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, I am committed to ensuring that the January 6 attack is swiftly and fully investigated.”



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