President Joe Biden will not create his own commission to investigate the events of Jan. 6, his top spokesperson said on Thursday.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president believes Congress is the appropriate entity to pursue such an investigation despite the Democratic-led legislature’s inability to establish such a commission so far.
“As the President has said, the events of January 6th were an unprecedented assault on our democracy – and he believes they deserve a full, and independent, investigation to determine what transpired and ensure it can never happen again,” she said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “Congress was attacked on that day, and President Biden firmly agrees with Speaker Pelosi that Congress itself has a unique role and ability to carry out that investigation. Because of that, the President doesn’t plan to appoint his own commission.”