July 1 presser Speaker Pelosi
2:59PM Jul 1, 2021
armed services committee
homeland security committee
Good morning, because the surgeons, as difficult as they are and that said, in some cases as they are they are liberating and they enable us to go forward. As we gather here on the floor of the house right now. We are passing the investment American America at a transformative opportunity for us not only to build the infrastructure of America, but to build rebuild the middle class of America. It does so by putting equity front and center with the necessary focus on community of
vote in the Senate in a bipartisan way of jurisdiction of your app. As you can see us in a bipartisan way. It got majority vote in the Senate in a bipartisan way, but it did not get the 60 votes. They asked for another week. Another week, another week another week and at the end of last week said, we can't do this until 2023. So we can't wait that long. Then we went right into motion to establish the select committee. As you can see, I am very proud to be able to announce the members of that committee. This morning, our chairman would be Bennie Thompson. He's chair of the Homeland Security Committee and he negotiated the Bipartisan Commission, and we thank him for his leadership Cierzo Lofgren House Administration Committee which is having key hearings as committee of jurisdiction for the safety of the Capitol, the intelligence being very important this year. Adam Schiff of the intelligence community. Pete Aguilar House Appropriations Committee. That is a committee of jurisdiction for this as well as being a member of the House Administration Committee. I'm saying this since in seniority order. Congresswoman Liz Cheney, of the Armed Services Committee has patriotically agreed to serve on the committee. She has a family matter she's dealing with may join us. Depending on how long this takes. But we're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee. Representative Stephanie Murphy of Armed Services Committee, representing Jamie Raskin a constitutional scholar, as you all know, oversight committee that is a committee, a major committee of jurisdiction. The Committee on Oversight. Also on the Judiciary Committee which has standing on all of this. And then, we're very proud that Elaine Borja, a Navy veteran, captain of the ship at Mega Morton technical instead or what is it what was the title. Retired commander oh my gosh, and a member of the Armed Services Committee. Her interest in this is long standing in the Congress, she is also a member of the Homeland Security Committee. Now I just wanted to read the bill. This way, the, it's really important for you all to know what our purpose is for this. And that is that the findings of the legislation speak to the testimony of the director of the director of the FBI, when he basically said there were more deaths from domestic terrorism than from global terrorism in our country, and the previous year. Testimony from the Department of Homeland Security, about concerns that are out there, all of these institutions talking about. Well I hate to even go into but it's what they had said, in terms of white supremacy, anti semitism Islamophobia, all these attitudes that have provoked have well contributed to what happened on January 6 And so that is our purpose. Do we have its, you can go to speaker.gov to read the findings, which establish the purpose of what we are setting out to do to make sure that this never happens again. I just put out a press release so you have the names of the members on the committee. Again, that was our hope that we could have done this with bipartisan outside the troops.
We want to do so and the world watched in horror as Americans violently stormed the citadel of our democracy, to try and stop Congress from carrying out our constitutional duty to certify our presidential election. Over the last six months, at every turn, you've been laser focused on doing whatever it takes to get to the bottom and deliver the truth for the American people. You met Republicans, more than halfway. In an effort to stand up in a bipartisan Independent Commission. The reason I say that is I participated in negotiating what was to be negotiated, and you did a good job, from the standpoint, it should have been approved, we passed it in the house, unfortunately, we could not get the Senate to do likewise. So, we come to where we are today, your chores. This week, select committee and the approval by the house. In doing so, in the middle.