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Chairman Thompson Statement on January 6 Report, Need for Full Investigation

June 08, 2021

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the release on a bipartisan report from the Senate Committees on Homeland Security & Government Affairs and Rules and Administration on the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the Capitol.  

“Although this report provides new insight into the many intelligence failures, miscommunications, and security lapses on January 6, it is clear a full and detailed accounting of that day – including influencing factors – is still needed. I hope the Senate will reconsider its inaction on my legislation to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. But if no progress is made soon, I agree with the Speaker that the House must act.  It should stand up a bipartisan investigation that is insulated from the political wrangling that has often hamstrung prior multi-committee or select committee investigations.”

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