House set to pass bill to officially investigate Capitol insurrection – US politics live

Posted by on May 19, 2021 9:27 am
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  • Legislation likely to pass with scant Republican support
  • Bill would establish 9/11-style commission to study attack

2.27pm BST

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has pledged to put the January 6 commission bill on the Senate floor for a vote, despite Republican opposition.

“I will put the January 6 Commission legislation on the floor of the Senate for a vote, period,” the Democratic leader said. “Republicans can let their constituents know, are they on the side of truth or do they want to cover up for the insurrectionists and for Donald Trump?”

CHUCK SCHUMER: “I will put the Jan. 6 commission legislation on the floor of the Senate for a vote, period. Republicans can let their constituents know: Are they on the side of truth or do they want to cover up for the insurrectionists and for Donald Trump?” pic.twitter.com/NXusryVlOL

2.17pm BST

The Guardian’s Martin Pengelly, Coral Murphy Marcos and agencies report:

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has long said the 6 January commission should also investigate leftwing groups that protested against police violence after the murder of George Floyd.

Related: Kevin McCarthy rejects bipartisan plan for 9/11-style Capitol attack commission

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