House votes to establish select committee to investigate Capitol riot

The House voted Wednesday to create a select committee that will investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, while House Republican leaders still aren’t saying whether they will participate in the panel.

The House voted 222-190 to formally create the select committee. Just two Republicans joined with Democrats to support its formation — Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

What it will probe: The House’s select committee is expected to investigate both the security failings of the January 6 attack — when pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol and disrupted the certification of Joe Biden’s November 2020 victory — as well as the circumstances leading up to the attack. That’s likely to include an accounting of former President Trump’s role spreading lies about the election being stolen, as well as some Republican lawmakers who supported efforts to overturn the election. The committee could also examine McCarthy’s conversation with Trump by phone as the attack was unfolding.

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