Nearly three dozen Republicans, including two who represent the Finger Lakes region, voted to create an independent commission to investigate the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Congressmen John Katko, Chris Jacobs, and Tom Reed were among those voting for the commission.
“The January 6 attack was a complete preventable failure of intelligence, information sharing, decision-making, and preparedness,” Katko said. “The Capitol Police and DC police suffered greatly and continue to suffer as a result.”
Other Republicans voted against the measure, because it wouldn’t include investigations into protests that took place last year.
“This is about facts, it’s not about partisan politics,” Katko added.
Katko was met with applause at the end of his speech. The bill passed the House of Representatives 252-175.
The commission would be modeled after the investigative body that was formed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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