President Joe Biden has ruled out that he will create a commission to investigate the events surrounding Jan. 6. Instead, Biden has gone with the opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Congress should organize a bipartisan commission.
“As the President has said, 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,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said according to CBS. “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. Because of that, the President doesn’t plan to appoint his own commission.”
Psaki continued, “Members of Congress swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the president believes they can, and must, do that by putting politics aside and supporting a full and transparent investigation into Jan. 6.”
Pelosi, earlier this week, stated that creating a presidential commission is “not a workable idea in this circumstance” because Congress would still have to garner funds to approve it.