McConnell Strongly Supports January 6th Investigations, Opposes Extra Commission
‘As my colleagues know, I have been clear and unflinching in my own statements about January the 6th. But, as I’ve also repeated, there is no new fact about that day that we need the Democrats’ extraneous “commission” to uncover.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the January 6th commission:
“As my colleagues know, I have been clear and unflinching in my own statements about January the 6th. But, as I’ve also repeated, there is no new fact about that day that we need the Democrats’ extraneous ‘commission’ to uncover.
“The Department of Justice is deep into a massive criminal investigation. 440-plus people have already been arrested. Hundreds have been charged. Even more arrests are said to be planned. And the Attorney General indicates this investigation will remain a focus.
“Multiple Senate committees are conducting their own bipartisan inquiries.
“And obviously, the role of the former President has already been litigated exhaustively in the high-profile impeachment trial several months ago.
“I do not believe the additional, extraneous “commission” that Democratic leaders want would uncover crucial new facts or promote healing. Frankly, I do not believe it is even designed to.
“That’s why the Speaker’s first draft began with a laughably rigged and partisan starting point, and why the current language would still lock in significant unfairness under the hood.
“So I’ll continue to support the real, serious work of our criminal justice system and our own Senate committees. And I’ll continue to urge my colleagues to oppose this extraneous layer when the time comes for the Senate to vote.”