, Pelosi Sees Select Committee As ‘Leading Option’ To Probe Jan. 6 Attack, Top Democrat Says, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Pelosi Sees Select Committee As ‘Leading Option’ To Probe Jan. 6 Attack, Top Democrat Says

Updated Jun 22, 2021, 08:01pm EDT

Topline

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats a Benghazi-style select committee is a “leading option” to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, top House Democrats told Forbes.

Key Facts

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark told Forbes that Pelosi expressed to a group of leading Democrats “it is a leading option if we cannot get a vote in the Senate” in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.

Pelosi previously told Democrats she saw four options: impaneling a single select committee, empowering a standing committee, continuing to have multiple probes to continue or allowing the Senate to vote again on an independent commission.

, Pelosi Sees Select Committee As ‘Leading Option’ To Probe Jan. 6 Attack, Top Democrat Says, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Pelosi will announce this week whether she plans to create a select committee, her spokesperson clarified on Twitter after several news outlets reported she privately announced her decision to create one.

“She said, ‘I am not making an announcement,’ ” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) told Forbes of Pelosi’s comments in the meeting after the speaker denied to reporters she announced a select committee.

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