House To Vote On January 6th Commission

( Controversial House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks to be getting her wish for a 9/11-style commission on the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, as House members are expected to vote on establishing the commission this week.

Votes on two bills stemming from the D.C. riots are all set to take place this week, following an agreement reached last week by the top Republican and Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee. The agreement focused on establishing such a commission, and included provisions for having the same number of Republicans and Democrats on the panel.

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said late last week that he had not seen the agreement, nor had he agreed to it. And it doesn’t look like the House Minority Leader will support the agreement, which would insult the memory of those who died in 9/11 by comparing it to a riot that lasted a matter of hours.

The apparent deal came after Pelosi hit a brick wall with her plans to establish a commission that had more Democrats on the panel, which would have given her free rein to use the panel to push the false narrative that former President Donald Trump encouraged a violent insurrection against the government – a claim proven wrong in the second impeachment trial.

On Tuesday, Rep. McCarthy insisted that he would not support any “bipartisan” legislation on establishing a commission because House Speaker had refused to “negotiate in good faith” on the parameters of the commission. McCarthy was referencing the fact that the proposed deal would not allow the panel to explore other political violence that occurred throughout the year – including the riots initiated by Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists that caused as much as $2 billion in damage.

“Given the political misdirections that have marred this process, given the now duplicative and potentially counterproductive nature of this effort, and given the Speaker’s shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America, I cannot support this legislation,” McCarthy said in a Tuesday morning statement.

The House might be set to vote on this matter, but Republicans don’t appear to be strongly behind it.