GOP pol: DOJ should investigate Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, not Congress

GOP pol: DOJ should investigate Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, not Congress


GOP Rep. Michael McCaul argued Sunday that investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is a criminal matter best left to the Department of Justice — but Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand claimed Republicans are “not acting in good faith” after they scuttled a proposed Congressional commission.

McCaul said the investigation into the riot, which saw supporters of former President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol to overturn his election loss, shouldn’t be part of a political exercise.

“I view this not as an overview of policy like the 9/11 Commission did. It’s a criminal investigation, a criminal case. In my judgment, that properly falls within the venue, the purview of the Department of Justice, where I worked for many years, rather than a politically appointed commission,” McCaul, of Texas, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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“Let’s let this DOJ investigation go forward. They have arrested over 400 people now responsible. I want those responsible to be held accountable and

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