President Joe Biden has apparently changed his mind on the forming of a Jan. 6 commission similar to 9/11, now speaking against the effort — an effort led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Axios reported, “Congress was attacked on that day, and President Biden firmly agrees with Speaker Pelosi that Congress itself has a unique role and ability to carry out that investigation,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“The events of Jan. 6 were an unprecedented assault on our democracy — and he believes they deserve a full, and independent, investigation to determine what transpired and ensure it can never happen again,” she added.
House Democrats earlier this week told Biden appointing such a panel would be “unworkable,” according to The Associated Press.
After legislation to form the committee failed in the Senate, Biden appears ready to move forward on other issues rather than continuing to press the issue.
The Senate needed at least 60 votes to pass the bill in the 50-50 power struggle. The bill required all 50 Democrats and at least 10 Republicans to pass, ultimately falling a few votes short.
Seven GOP Senators supported the bill. All seven were also Republicans who supported Trump’s second impeachment vote.
Biden may have lost the Jan. 6 commission battle, but he has many other issues he continues to press at the moment that will take top priority in upcoming days in Washington.