Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes to Find the Truth of the January 6th Insurrection
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted for H.Res. 503, which empowers Congress to find the truth of the January 6th domestic terrorist attack on the United States Capitol and ensure that an assault on our democracy never happens again. This legislation creates a Select Committee charged with investigating and reporting upon the facts and causes, as well as making recommendations to prevent similar domestic terrorist attacks.
“The January 6th insurrection wasn’t just an attack on the U.S. Capitol, it was an attack on our democracy,” said Congresswoman Williams. “As Members of Congress, we to have the hard conversations and determine the truth so we can protect people and defend our democracy. I applaud Speaker Nancy Pelosi for creating a Select Committee to investigate the insurrection and ensure that such an attack can never happen again.”
The Committee will have thirteen members appointed by the Speaker, five of whom will be appointed after consultation with the Minority Leader. This House-passed resolution does not require Senate approval or a Presidential signature in order to take effect. This step comes after Senate Republicans, at the request of Mitch McConnell, blocked a popular and bipartisan bill to establish an independent 9/11-type Commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection. That proposal was negotiated and agreed upon by the bipartisan leadership of the House Homeland Security Committee and was endorsed by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission Chairs, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, as well as 140 national security experts.