Rep. Stewart’s Statement on a Commission to Investigate the Events of Jan. 6

Today, the House voted to establish a commission to investigate the events of January 6 on Capitol Hill. Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) released the following statement:

“I am fully supportive of an independent commission conducting a genuine inquiry into the attack on Capitol Hill. That is not what the House passed today. Unsurprisingly, this largely partisan commission will not yield a bipartisan accounting of the Capitol riot.

“For example, yesterday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, ‘Republicans can let their constituents know: Are they on the side of truth, or do they want to cover up for the insurrectionists and for Donald Trump?’ Clearly, the motivations of my colleagues across the aisle are not pure – they are political. Americans deserve an honest audit of January 6. This commission will not provide that service. It is nothing more than a poorly dressed attempt to distract from President Biden’s radical, ineffective policies.”