Support for the investigation into the assault on the Capitol grows

Support For The Investigation Into The Assault On The Capitol Grows

Washington – After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and the Most of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president.

A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support seems to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection.

The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues.

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Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before the Upper House Standards Committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also asked Russel Honoré, a retired Army Lieutenant General, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol security process.

Lawmakers from both parties indicated Sunday that there are likely to be even more inquiries.

“There must be a full investigation into what happened,” said Senator Bill Cassidy, one of seven Republicans who voted to have Trump found guilty. “What was known, who knew and when did they know, all of that, because with that the bases are created so that this never happens again.”

Cassidy said she was “trying to hold President Trump to account,” adding that as Americans hear all the facts, “more people will understand me.” He was censored by his party’s state office after the vote, which ended 57-43 in favor of a conviction but 10 votes short of the two-thirds required.

A close ally of Trump, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, said he is looking forward to campaigning with the former president in the 2022 election, when Republicans are hopeful of retaking control of the legislative majority. But Graham acknowledged that Trump had some blame for the attack on the Capitol in which five people were killed, including a police officer, and in which the legislative certification of the triumph of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election was interrupted.

“His behavior after the election was outrageous,” Graham said. “We need a commission similar to the one on 9/11 to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

The Senate cleared Trump of a charge of “inciting insurrection” after House prosecutors made their case that he was “the chief provocateur,” which sparked the ire of a mob by fueling a campaign. months in which he divulged discredited conspiracy theories and violent baseless allegations that the 2020 election had been stolen.

Trump’s lawyers responded that the then president’s words were not intended to incite violence and that the impeachment was nothing more than a “witch hunt” in order to prevent him from running again.

The total votes in favor of a guilty plea was the most bipartisan in the country’s history, but it nonetheless allowed Trump to claim victory and fight his way toward a political resurgence while the highly divided Republican Party is embroiled in arguments over the course that follows and the place of Trump within the party.

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