Washington, DC—Following today’s announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in which she unveiled legislation to form a bipartisan commission to examine the January 6 insurrection, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“The January 6 insurrection was one of the lowest and most perilous points in the history of our democracy. We welcome this step in getting the critical information the American public needs about how and why the domestic terrorist attack was planned and carried out, including the encouragement of violence at the highest levels of our government. We are encouraged to see that the January 6 commission will have the necessary powers to aggressively pursue the truth about the insurrection. The effectiveness of this commission will depend on the commitment of its members to finding the truth. It is imperative that as such a commission is formed, that all congressional leaders, including Senate Minority Leader McConnell and House Minority Leader McCarthy, populate it with individuals who will treat this job with the seriousness and commitment to truth-telling it deserves.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org.