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The Case In Support Of An Unavoidably Partisan Commission On The Capitol Attack

A woman walks on a empty street near the US Capitol as the sun rises in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2021. - Lawmakers and staff were advised to stay away from the US Capitol after the FBI and Homeland Security Depart... A woman walks on a empty street near the US Capitol as the sun rises in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2021. - Lawmakers and staff were advised to stay away from the US Capitol after the FBI and Homeland Security Department warned that violent militia groups and QAnon followers had discussed attacking the legislature on or about March 4. The FBI-Homeland Security bulletin said extremists are still motivated by unfounded Republican claims of widespread voter fraud in the November presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 9, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Even now, while the commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack is nothing more than a proposal marked up with criticisms from both parties, it’s fairly clear what it won’t be: a triumph of bipartisanship like the much-lauded 9/11 commission.

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