Where Do #OHSEN Candidates Stand on Jan. 6 Commission?
May 20, 2021
Columbus, OH — Yesterday, the U.S. House passed legislation establishing an independent, nonpartisan commission to investigate the January 6 terror attack, with only two of 11 Ohio Republicans voting in favor of the commission and the other nine voting to sweep the attack under the rug.
Despite Republicans trying to look the other way, Ohioans deserve to know what happened on January 6th and why. Keeping Ohioans and Americans safe shouldn’t be political. Any Republicans opposing this commonsense, independent commission are further perpetuating the Big Lie and are also playing politics with our national security.
- Now that the legislation heads to the Senate, Ohio Republican candidates for Senate should be on the record: Are you for or against the January 6th commission?
On Wednesday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer wrote a letter expressing disappointment with Republican leadership for opposing the nonpartisan commission and earlier this week, the family of a fallen officer released a statement in support of the commission. Republican candidates have employed a lot of rhetoric around their support of law enforcement, but their position on the January 6 commission will speak louder than their words ever could.
The January 6 commission was established following a bipartisan compromise between House Democrats and Republicans. The commission would be modeled after the successful 9/11 Commission and would comprise five Republicans and five Democrats.