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Pelosi to Decide This Week on Formation of Panel to Probe Jan. 6 Breach

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday quashed reports that she will be creating a select committee to probe the Jan. 6 breach of U.S. Capitol, saying that she will decide this week whether to do so. “No, I did not make that announcement,” Pelosi told reporters while stepping out of her office at the Capitol. “Somebody put out a false report.” The clarification came after several U.S. news outlets, citing sources familiar with the matter, earlier in the day reported that Pelosi had decided to form the committee. “Clarification on tonight’s meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee. Speaker Pelosi told Members she plans to announce WHETHER she will create a select committee THIS WEEK. Her preference continues to be a bipartisan commission which Senate Republicans are blocking,” Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said on Twitter on Tuesday. Senate Republicans last month blocked the upper chamber from advancing …

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