GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a fervent supporter of former President Donald Trump, said Congress should not approve legislation set for a House vote on Wednesday that would set up a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol.
During an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, the Wisconsin Republican called the push for a 9/11-style commission to investigate Jan. 6 “a farce.”
“I hope no Republicans in the House vote for this,” Johnson said. “I hope nobody in the Senate embraces it either.”
In seeking to rally opposition to the commission, Johnson blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the attack.
“That’s one of the biggest problems with this commission is the commissioners are going to be named by congressional leaders including Speaker Pelosi who is, let’s face it, ultimately responsible for the security of the Capitol,” Johnson said.
Johnson suggested Pelosi needs to be “held accountable as well” if she and other members of Democratic leadership are going to be the ones picking commissioners to serve on the body.
The bill is expected to pass the House and was brokered through a deal between House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and ranking member John Katko (R-N.Y.).
Ron Johnson is against the 1/6 commission because he says Nancy Pelosi needs to be held accountable for security lapses pic.twitter.com/g0P84itB91
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