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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce this week whether she will create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, her spokesman said.
The California Democrat told colleagues about her plans during a meeting of the House Steering and Policy Committee on Tuesday, which comes weeks after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have created a commission to dig into the attack on Congress.
Multiple news outlets reported the speaker revealed she would create the committee, which would not require GOP support. But Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, quickly tweeted a denial.
"Speaker Pelosi told Members she plans to announce WHETHER she will create a select committee THIS WEEK," he said. "Her preference continues to be a bipartisan commission which Senate Republicans are blocking."
Manu Raju, a reporter for CNN, tweeted, "But even after her denial, a source who heard the speaker said she had indicated she had given the Senate a few weeks to act and that the existing House committees are too big and unwieldy. Select committee will be named, the source said."
The Washington Examiner reached out to Pelosi's office for comment on the commission but did not immediately hear back.
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