Such a group would be made up of Democratic and Republican House members ….
It would have supoena power…
And having members of BOTH parties (Dem head) would give Democrats some cover against political noise, which they will get anyways….
One WOULD assume Pelosi IS gonna HAVE to set some sort of Overall Congressional investigation and report action.
(President Biden is NOT gonna try to investigate something that involves members of the legislative branch)
That with Republicans trying to rewrite and ignore an incident that has resulted in over 400 federal arrest’s and more to come….
As Democrats chew on their options for investigating Jan. 6, the select committee is rising to the top.
Party leaders have been mulling a series of strategies for how the House might proceed on its own after the Democrats’ first choice — forming an independent, 9/11-style commission — was blocked by Senate Republicans last month.
As Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) inches closer to her decision, some members have called for the empowerment of a single sitting committee, such as Homeland Security, to take the investigative lead; others want to lend the Senate more time to round up additional support for the outside commission; and still others are urging President Biden to seat an investigative panel of his own.
But the emerging consensus appears to favor a fourth option: the creation of a special committee dedicated to examining the extraordinary and violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“Assuming the Senate doesn’t get there, the select committee makes sense because you want to consolidate it,” said Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over portions of the attack. “There’re too many committees that have jurisdiction and would be stepping all over each other.”
If Pelosi has made up her mind on the matter, she’s keeping her choice extremely close to the vest. In recent days, the Speaker has been reaching out to key lawmakers, taking the temperature of her caucus and seeking input on which course Democrats should take, according to lawmakers who have received calls. Publicly, she has said only that her decision will come before Congress leaves Washington for the Fourth of July recess….