“Getting a full public accounting of the events that occurred on January 6th is crucial to understanding what happened that day and what led up to it, and to heal as a nation so that we can move forward together,” said Rep. Sherrill. “This Select Committee will be instrumental in helping us do that. It will do critical work that will shape our understanding of the insurrection by digging into the facts of that day and provide a roadmap for the path ahead. Although Congressional Republicans voted down the opportunity to have an independent, bipartisan commission, we must continue working to hold those responsible accountable and build a more resilient democracy.”
The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol will examine both the causes of the attack and the facts of the day itself, including by evaluating law enforcement and intelligence responses. The Committee will have the authority to issue subpoenas and study classified material, and will consist of both eight members appointed by the Speaker of the House and 5 members appointed in consultation with the Minority Leader.