Bipartisan calls are growing for a 9/11-style commission into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as questions remain unanswered about the siege following former President Donald Trump’s acquittal in his impeachment trial.
In appearances on multiple Sunday shows over the weekend, Democratic and GOP lawmakers urged that there was still work to be done to understand the events that culminated in the riot.
Speaking to “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he hoped such a commission would help inform Congress and the American public about what caused the siege.
“I’d like to know, did the Capitol Hill police inform the House sergeant at arms and the Senate sergeant at arms the day before the attack that they needed more troops?” the South Carolina Senator told the network.
“We need a 9/11 commission to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again, and I want to make sure that the Capitol footprint can be better defended