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House will form new committee to investigate Jan. 6 attack

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Jun 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told Democratic colleagues that she will create a new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

That's according to a person familiar with her remarks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss them.

Pelosi made the announcement at a private leadership meeting Tuesday.

The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.