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Fitzgerald Statement on Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack

May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of a scheduled vote on the House floor, Congressman Scott Fitzgerald made the following statement on H.R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act:

“While many questions remain surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, Speaker Pelosi’s proposal for a Commission was partisan right out of the gate and ultimately falls short of a comprehensive study.  

“Speaker Pelosi originally defined the makeup of the Commission to hold more Democrat seats than Republican, and she needlessly dragged out negotiations for months after the attack only to make modest compromises. These compromises would lead to the creation of a commission that is too narrow in scope, redundant, and lacking needed guardrails to ensure a final report is delivered in a timely manner.

“The Commission also would duplicate the efforts of several ongoing investigations from the Department of Justice, FBI, two Senate committees, and the Architect of the Capitol, all of which began long ago while Speaker Pelosi was still haggling for her hyper-partisan Commission. For these reasons, I am unable to support H.R. 3233 as it is currently written.”

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Congressman Scott Fitzgerald was sworn in to the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021 and is proud to represent Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

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