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The outlet reported that "Pelosi's office fired back at the Republicans on Monday, claiming the security of the Capitol and democracy are 'not the priorities of these ranking members, ' while saying 'the Committees of Jurisdiction were briefed in advance of January 6 about security preparedness'".

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday announced plans for establishing an independent "9/11-type commission" to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, two days after former President Donald Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial by the evenly split Senate.

A 9/11-style commission would continue the work of the House impeachment managers, who presented a damning case during Trump's trial about how the January 6 mob acted on his "fight like hell" command as they smashed their way into the Capitol, killed a police officer and disrupted the congressional certification of Biden's election.

Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, an ardent support of Trump who voted for acquittal, acknowledged that the former president's words and actions contributed to the violent insurrection that killed five people, including a police officer, and disrupted lawmakers' certification of Biden's White House victory. General Russel Honouré has been reviewing the Capitol's "security infrastructure" in the weeks since the riot, and is now looking into how to ensure an attack does not happen again.

Cassidy, who has already been censured by the Louisiana Republican Party for his vote, said that the more people see and hear the evidence, the "more folks will move to where I was". Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly agreed with at least seven other Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 2 independents, that Trump was responsible for the deadly riot.

"It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened", Ms Pelosi said in her letter on Monday.

House prosecutors who argued for Mr Trump's conviction for inciting the riot said they had proved their case.

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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., walks on Capitol Hill after the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. "It will look different", she said at the time.

McConnell told Republican senators shortly before the vote that he would vote to acquit Trump.

"His behavior after the election was exaggerated", Graham said.

For that reason, supporters of Trump will likely resist its creation.

"We need a 9/11 commission to find out what happened to make sure it never happens again", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from SC.

The senior Republican in Congress, Senator Mitch McConnell, had voted against conviction on constitutional grounds, but after the vote declared Mr Trump "responsible" for the assault on the Capitol. She added: "But, listen, we didn't need more witnesses".

Pelosi has previously called for such an outside commission, which would exclude current House and Senate members and be patterned after the bipartisan panel created by Congress to investigate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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