Pelosi plans announcement on select committee to investigate siege of Congress

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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.

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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."

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The Washington Examiner reached out to Pelosi's office for comment on the commission but did not immediately hear back.

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