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July 21, 2021

Thompson Statement on Membership of the Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi rejected Republican recommendations to serve on the Select Committee:

“At every point after the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, Speaker Pelosi has met Republican Leadership more than halfway to investigate the facts and circumstances of January 6th. Today, the Speaker, by exercising her authority under H.Res. 503, again took decisive action to bring us closer to delivering the answers that the American public seek about this attack on our democracy. This is about the integrity of the investigation. Period.

“It has been more than 6 months since the attack, we owe it to our democracy to stay the course and not be distracted by side-shows. That is exactly what we will be doing next Tuesday, when the bipartisan committee members take testimony from frontline heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our democracy.”

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