Trump calls for Jan. 6 commission debate to end ‘immediately’
Former President Trump called for an immediate end to the debate over a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot the night before the House is expected to approve the plan.
“Republicans in the House and Senate should not approve the Democrat trap of the January 6 Commission. It is just more partisan unfairness and unless the murders, riots, and fire bombings in Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are also going to be studied, this discussion should be ended immediately,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday night.
“Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left. Hopefully, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening!” he added.
Trump’s statement came shortly after the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the creation of a panel, despite opposition from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).
The House is set to vote on legislation approving a 9/11-style commission that will investigate the role Trump had in spurring the riot.
McCarthy announced on Tuesday that he opposed the new legislation, saying it puts too much focus on the attack at the Capitol and not enough on other violent riots that happened in the country as well as incidents such as the 2017 shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice.
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