Lesko Statement on House Vote on January 6th Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement on the vote on the January 6th Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“What happened on January 6th was inexcusable and I wholeheartedly condemn the violence that occurred that day. After thoughtful consideration of this proposal, I decided to vote against this legislation.

If I thought that this commission would be non-political and truly get to the bottom of what happened that day, I would have been inclined to support this legislation. Based on history, however, I have deep concerns about the commission being used by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats as a political tool against Republicans.

Additionally, there are already numerous Congressional and intergovernmental agencies conducting investigations into the events of that day, including two Senate Committees, the Architect of the Capitol, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I am confident these investigations will be thorough, and justice will be served. I am concerned this new commission might interfere with these ongoing investigations.”

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