La votación fue 222-190 con dos republicanos - Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney y Representante de Illinois. Adam Kinzinger - uniéndose a todos los demócratas para establecer el comité.
Democrats had wanted to form an independent panel modeled after the respected 9/11 Commission and the House passed a bipartisan bill to do so on May 19. But Senate Republicans filibustered the commission and effectively killed the creation of a nonpartisan body to probe the Jan. 6 ataque.
Without any pathway forward in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took matters into her own hands and used her power to pursue a select committee in the House that will be controlled by Democrats.
The committee is charged with investigating the circumstances surrounding the “domestic terrorist attack” and issuing a final report with recommendations for corrective measures. There’s no timetable for the work to be completed, meaning the committee could keep the Jan. 6 attack in the headlines well into the 2022 midterm election year.
“It will find the truth, which clearly the Republicans fear,” Pelosi said Wednesday in a floor speech ahead of the vote.