Rogers Statement on House Bill to Create a Commission Looking at Events of January 6th
Washington, May 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL-03) released the following statement in regards to the house bill to create a commission to look at the events of January 6th, 2021:
“I cannot vote in favor of a partisan commission that will not look at all political violence against Members of Congress and Capitol Police. For example, on June 14th, 2017, several of my colleagues, including Steve Scalise, were nearly assassinated at a Republican Congressional baseball practice by a radical ideologue. On April 2nd, 2021 Police Officer Billy Evans was killed in an attack at the Capitol by another extremist. Yet neither of these horrific attacks of political violence would be investigated under this legislation.
“As with the militarization of the Capitol complex, Speaker Pelosi is only interested in political theater – this useless legislation only adds to it.”