First-year Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday that the U.S. needs a “Truth Commission” — not just to examine the Capitol riot, but the entire history of “racial injustice and white supremacy” in the United States.
Appearing on Reliable Sources, Jacobs said:
I think part of what we’re seeing now is because we haven’t really done the reckoning with the racial injustice and white supremacy of our past that we need to do. And so, you know, a truth commission, a lot of people will think of South Africa. We’ve used them in countries around the world.
And basically, what it is, is it’s communities all the way up to the national level having conversations about both the gory and the glory of our history and what happened, both throughout the history of our country and leading up to and on January 6th, so that we