House Votes to Launch New Probe of Jan. 6 Insurrection

Split along party lines, the House has launched a new investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to a question about her creation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, during a news conference, during a news conference to discuss a surface transportation bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Split along party lines, the House launched a new investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Wednesday, approving a special committee to probe the violent attack as police officers who were injured fighting former President Donald Trump’s supporters watched from the gallery above. The vote to form the panel was 222-190, with Republicans objecting that majority Democrats would be in charge. The action came after Senate Republicans blocked creation of an…

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