(WTRF) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the members she selected to investigate the January 6 incident at the US Capitol building.
The team consists of seven Democrats, and Representative Liz Cheney, the lone Republican.
We spoke to Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson about the announcement. He says that Pelosi’s investigation will be an exercise in partisan politics.
Investigations into January 6 are already underway.
“Anybody that attacks a Federal courthouse, or our Nation’s Capitol, should equally be held accountable. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We are a nation governed by the rule of law and we already have laws in place that would address these issues.”US Rep. Bill Johnson (R) Ohio
Johnson says if Pelosi was serious about investigating political violence, she would also be investigating other incidents.
The congressman cited an incident where former President Trump was rushed to a bunkers as rioters attempted to get across barriers outside the White House.