A bipartisan joint report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Rules committees, on the law enforcement reaction to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and lack of preparedness, includes recommendations to address those issues.
But the report left unanswered questions and incomplete assessments on other matters of concern to activists and politicians on both sides of the aisle, some of which are being investigated by other congressional committees.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer argued those gaps are grounds for creating a 9/11-style commission, which Senate Republicans blocked last month.
“If anything, the joint report by the Homeland Security and Rules committees has strengthened the argument for an independent commission on January the 6th,” Schumer said on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
Republicans, though, argue that congressional committees and “the Senate’s work to close these gaps is already well underway,”