Former President Donald Trump released a statement Tuesday calling for an immediate end to plans for a 9/11-like commission to investigate the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
“Republicans in the House and Senate should not approve the Democrat trap of the January 6 Commission. It is just more partisan unfairness and unless the murders, riots, and fire bombings in Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are also going to be studied, this discussion should be ended immediately,” Trump wrote.
“Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left. Hopefully, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening!” he added.
Trump’s words came after a bipartisan caucus endorsed the creation of a panel. The House is set to vote on whether to move forward with the commission, according to the Hill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced his opposition to the commission on Tuesday as well.
“This discussion should be ended immediately,” he said in a statement, according to Politico.
McCarthy mentioned any investigation should include a broader look at attacks against the government, citing the example of the 2017 shooting of a Republican Congressman at a baseball game.
The commission will likely fail to proceed without McCarthy’s support. Pelosi may want to punish Trump and Republicans further over Jan. 6, but it will unlikely happen via a commission.