FINAL REPORT – Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, December 22, 2022, 117th Congress Second Session, House Report 117-000 [845 pages /PDF]…[NANCY PELOSI – Speaker of the House] When I think back to January 6th, after nearly a year and a half of investigation, I am frightened about the peril our democracy faced. Specifically, I think about what that mob was there to do: to block the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another based on a lie that the election was rigged and tainted with widespread fraud. I also think about why the rioters were there, besieging the legislative branch of our government. The rioters were inside the halls of Congress because the head of the executive branch of our government, the then- President of the United States, told them to attack. Donald Trump sum-moned that mob to Washington, DC. Afterward, he sent them to the Capitol to try to prevent my colleagues and me from doing our Constitutional duty to certify the election. They put our very democracy to the test. Trump’s mob came dangerously close to succeeding. Courageous law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for hours while Trump sat in the White House, refusing to tell the rioters to go home, while watching the assault on our republic unfold live on television. When it was clear the insurrection would fail, Trump finally called off the mob, telling them, “We love you.” Afterward, Congress was able to return to this Capitol Building and finish the job of counting the Electoral College votes and certifying the election. This is the key conclusion of the Select Committee, all nine of us, Republicans and Democrats alike…”
The New York Times: Jan. 6 Panel Issues Final Report, Blaming ‘One Man’ for Riot
- The report expanded on this summer’s hearings, describing in detail what it called former President Trump’s “multipart plan” to overturn the 2020 election.
- It recommended that Congress consider whether to bar Mr. Trump and his allies from holding office in the future under a ban on insurrectionists.”