Rep. Mace: We Do Not Need Duplicate Efforts to Investigate Jan. 6 With Yet Another Federal Panel
May 19, 2021
10 congressional panels, 4 federal agencies already probing insurrection
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01) on Wednesday issued the following statement after voting against the creation of yet another commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection on January 6th:
“Make no mistake: the very fabric of our republic was attacked on January 6th, and I'm committed to holding those who instigated this assault accountable and learning from the security failures which allowed it to happen. But creating an entirely new government commission with an endless budget and unknown scope accomplishes none of these goals," Mace said. "As we speak, 10 other congressional committees with broad jurisdiction, fully capable of issuing subpoenas, and with staffs qualified and cleared to receive classified material, are actively investigating the events surrounding January 6. In addition, no less than four federal agencies, including the FBI, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice are investigating this attack. With over 440 federal charges, the DOJ called it 'the largest in American history, in both the terms of the numbers of defendants prosecuted and the volume of evidence collected.' This commission is a partisan, duplicate effort by Speaker Pelosi to divide our nation. We should allow this process to move forward while focusing on the work the American people sent us here to accomplish."