There are some who want to NOT forget the only modern history organised effort to undo a Congress certifying a Presidential election egged on by a President that could benefit from such a last ditch action and stay in office against the will of the voting American public….
The commission would be fact finding and could hand up to Congress and the President suggestion to counter such an action in the future….
It should NOT be about politics…
But an effort to understand and find solutions to a situation that could have resulted in more violence, vandalism and deaths…
This should be done….
Lawmakers fresh off the impeachment acquittal of former President Donald J. Trump are issuing growing calls for a bipartisan commission to investigate the administrative and law enforcement failures that led to the mob attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 and recommend changes to prevent another siege.
Such a commission appears to be the primary remaining option for Congress to try to hold Mr. Trump to account for his role in the assault. Top lawmakers have quashed the idea of a post-impeachment censure of the former president, and the possibility of barring him from future office under the 14th Amendment, which prohibits any official involved in “insurrection or rebellion” from holding office, seems remote.
Lawmakers in both parties have called for a commission modeled on the bipartisan panel established after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Representative Madeleine Dean, Democrat of Pennsylvania and an impeachment manager, described it on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday as “an impartial commission, not guided by politics, filled with people who would stand up to the courage of their conviction.”….
“We need a 9/11 Commission to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again, and I want to make sure that the Capitol footprint can be better defended next time,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
In the House, rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties have introduced legislation that would establish a commission, with some Democrats proposing a broader examination of the federal government’s response to domestic terrorism and violent extremism….
Prosecutors have charged more than 200 people with federal crimes in connection with the January 6 riot and insurrection at the Capitol, according to a CNN analysis of court records and Justice Department announcements.
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