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The investigation of the United States Congress into the assault on the Capitol will reveal new data on what happened that day and there may be new criminal sanctions for officials who do not fulfill their dutiesannounced the representative of the government entity, Liz Cheney.
“There will be legislative recommendations and there will certainly be information” about the attack that the public has not yet heard, Cheney said in an interview on NBC-TV.
The congresswoman is one of two Republicans who make up the nine-person House select committee that has been holding closed-door sessions in recent months.s while the respective interviews are carried out with the witnesses about what happened before and during the attack on the Capitol by the supporters of Donald Trump.
The committee is expected to hold public hearings in late spring.
In addition, Cheney said a top priority would be making recommendations, including possibly “additional enhanced criminal penalties.”
The sanctions would be directed at “The kind of supreme dereliction of duty you saw with former President Trump when he refused to tell the mob to go home after they provoked that attack on Capitol Hill.”
What’s more, Cheney said in the interview that his work on the committee has only increased his anguish over what happened on January 6, 2021..
“I haven’t learned anything since being on this committee that has made me feel less concerned about the seriousness of the situation and the actions that President Trump took and also refused to take while the attack was underway.”said.
Hundreds of supporters of the former Republican president stormed the Capitol, clashing with police and sending lawmakers running for their lives, after Trump in a heated speech reiterated his false claim that his election loss was part of a fraud.
Numerous courts, state election agents and members of the former president’s administration have rejected these false claims.
Both Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, also a representative of the special committee, were two of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his involvement in the attack on the US Capitol.