“This is absolutely wrong. You know, I was there. I watched a number of people go down to the White House and then come back. I have a balcony over my desk. So I saw them come down. heard the noise – the flash bangs, I felt some of the gas as it moved in my direction, “Michigan congressman told CNN’s Dana Bash on” State of the Union ” when asked about comments from several Congressional Republicans last week who tried to rewrite what happened on January 6.
“Get the facts out, try to assure the American public that this is what happened and let the facts lead us to the conclusion,” Upton said.
After the deal was announced on Friday, it was not clear whether House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy – who has fought with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the House’s proposal. commission – would sign the deal, as he said he was still reviewing it. Upton said in his interview that he hoped the California Republican would support the proposal.
“I would anticipate that – I hope he doesn’t need a subpoena, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was subpoenaed,” Cheney said of McCarthy, adding later that attempts to some of his colleagues who downplay the insurgency are “shameful and despicable”.
“We need to get all the facts. I hope we shouldn’t have to end up summoning people to come. We want to get the documents from the House administration. We want to get the documents from the Reform and Reform Committee. government surveillance, Defense Ministry documents. and any witnesses who knew anything in terms of knowing what happened on January 6. The commission needs to hear them, ”the Democrat said. Mississippi.
When asked if this included Trump, Thompson said the commission would also “need to get” information from the former president himself.
“He invited a lot of people who broke into the Capitol in Washington that day. He said, ‘Come to Washington. It’s gonna be wild. “So we have to get from him what it was to ‘come to Washington, be wild’.”
The proposed commission would include a 10-member panel, half of whom would be appointed by Democratic leaders in Congress, including the president, and the other half by Republicans, including the vice-president. The group will have the power to issue subpoenas if they are signed by both the chair and the vice-chair, according to a summary released by the committee. The commission would be tasked with publishing a final report by the end of this year, which would make it a quick schedule for the expert group to release a final product.
This story was updated with additional information on Sunday.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misquoted Rep. Andrew Clyde’s comments on the insurgency.
CNN’s Danielle Diaz, Jeremy Herb, Ryan Nobles and Annie Grayer contributed to this report.