President Biden supports a bipartisan investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol and believes that anyone who observed the events should do so too.
“I don’t care if you think I’m Satan’s reborn, the fact is you can’t look on TV and say nothing happened on the 6th,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon during a town hall on Wednesday night in Cincinnati .
On January 6, supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to prevent lawmakers from confirming Biden’s election victory. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) formed a 13-person special committee to investigate the attack and added eight people to the panel, including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo).
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Selected five GOP lawmakers to sit on the committee, and on Wednesday Pelosi turned down two of them: staunch Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Who both voted to challenge the election certificate. McCarthy said without all five on the committee, Republicans would not participate in the investigation.
Biden also slammed conspiracy theorists spreading “poison” over the coronavirus and the January 6 attack, telling town hall audiences, “You can’t listen to people who say, this is a peaceful march.” They go hand in hand with people who believe in the false QAnon conspiracy, Biden said, and the United States must “go beyond that. We are not.”
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