A Proposal for a Commission on the Capitol Siege

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was assaulted and occupied for the first time since 1814. Five people were killed, including a Capitol Police officer. Two Republican Representatives have introduced a bill to establish a national bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. We agree that a commission is needed.
A memorial to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed by pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6
A memorial to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed by pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6 Flickr/Joe Flood, https://flic.kr/p/2krAujQ; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was assaulted and occupied for the first time since 1814. Five people were killed, including a Capitol Police officer. Two Republican Representatives have introduced a bill to establish a national bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. We agree that a commission is needed. Here, we sketch the mandate, major areas of inquiry, and legislative language that we believe are needed to guide this effort.

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