Problem Solvers Caucus, a key bipartisan group, backs congressional inquiry into January 6 US Capitol riot, as members of the GOP defect from McCarthy’s stance

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Problem Solvers Caucus co-chairs Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at podium, and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., right, speak to the media with members of their caucus about the expected passage of the emergency COVID-19 relief bill, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

A key bipartisan group of lawmakers has come out in support of a congressional commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

The Problem Solvers Caucus, which includes 58 members from both parties, announced its endorsement in a statement on Tuesday.

More than 75% of the lawmakers supported the decision, the group said, stating that an investigation could lead produce recommendations “to ensure an attack like January 6th can never take place again.”

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The development comes just hours after House Republican leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, came out against the proposed commission, which would empower a bipartisan panel of lawmakers to investigate the lead-up and response to the events of January 6.

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