Capitol police issue damning statement on GOP objection to riot commission

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As the House of Representatives debates a measure to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection, a group of US Capitol Police officers expressed “profound disappointment” in Republican opposition to the proposal.

“The brave men and women of USCP were subjected to hours and hours of physical trauma which has led to months of mental anguish,” the agency wrote in a letter to members of Congress. “We would hope that members whom we took an oath to protect would at the very minimum support an investigation to get to the bottom of EVERYONE responsible.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former president Donald Trump, among other Republican officials, have opposed a bipartisan measure to create the commission, which would study the events surrounding and during the riot inside the halls of Congress, fuelled by a false “stolen” election narrative in an attempt to undermine the results.

“With each passing week, a new revelation about [the insurrection] reveals itself ... it is unconscionable to even think anyone could suggest we need to move forward and get over it,” the letter says.

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