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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:08 PM

Trump's grip on GOP looms as support falters for independent probe of Capitol riot

Source: Washington Post

Trump’s grip on GOP looms as support falters for independent probe of Capitol riot

By Karoun Demirjian
April 18, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. EDT

Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced late last week that she had drafted a fresh proposal for an outside commission to examine what caused the deadly riot. But in a sign of how delicate the political climate has become, she has yet to share her recommendations with Republican leaders, who shot down her initial approach, labeling it too narrow in scope and too heavily weighted toward Democrats in composition.

“Compromise has been necessary,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to other Democrats, informing them she had begun to share her latest proposal with other Republicans in Congress. “It is my hope that we can reach agreement very soon.”

A spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declined to comment on a proposal that the leader had not yet seen, adding that “hopefully the speaker has addressed our basic concerns of equal representation and subpoena authority.”

Behind the scenes, Democrats are developing contingency plans. ...


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/capitol-riot-january-6-commission/2021/04/17/109572e6-9ed9-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html

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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:40 PM

1. why is compromise so damned necessary??

Voters gave Dems power. House, Senate and presidency.

Use it. Or lose the republic.

It's that simple, and time is wasting.

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