U.S. House OKs commission to probe Capitol attack, but McConnell objections may doom it

Rep. Steve Scalise criticizes idea, but Sen. Bill Cassidy ‘inclined to support it’

By: - May 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Louisiana's Election Integrity Commission folds after two meetings

The lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, led by a mob of pro-Trump supporters who tried to stop lawmakers from voting to certify the Electoral College votes (Photo by Alex Kent)

Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site.

Jane Norman
Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism. Before coming to States Newsroom, she edited news coverage of national education policy and the congressional budget and appropriations process for Politico.