Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Tuesday that House Democrats will move forward to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol despite failed legislation to launch a commission.
“We can’t wait any longer,” Mrs. Pelosi said, according to the Washington Times. “We will proceed.”
“We’ll see. To be determined,” she said when pressed for details, according to the report. “When we’re ready, we will make an announcement.”
“Whether we have a commission today, tomorrow or the next day over in the Senate, or not, the work of the committees will be very important in what we’re seeking for the American people — the truth,” Pelosi added.
Democrats have long pushed a 9/11 style commission to investigate the U.S. Capitol riot. Republicans have largely opposed the measure.
Conservatives largely agree plenty of investigations are already in progress over the events of Jan. 6.
In addition, Republicans in both the House and Senate have argued any investigation should include other recent violent protests, such as the BLM-related violence in 2020.
The Senate ended the official Democrat plans to launch an investigation over Jan. 6. However, Pelosi clearly plans to launch a new strategy to further push the issue and blame Trump and his supporters for some time into the future.