The deal was closed on January sixth. The Home of Representatives vote is scheduled for subsequent week
The bill stipulates that these members cannot be "officers or employees of a government instrument" – i. H. No government officials can currently be represented on the panel. You must have "national recognition and considerable experience in at least two areas": previous government service; Prosecution; Civil rights, civil liberties and privacy; Experience in the armed forces or intelligence service or counterterrorism; and a background in cybersecurity or technology or law. A final report with recommendations for preventing future attacks should be available by the end of this calendar year.
McCarthy told reporters Friday morning that he hasn't looked at the text (he's been too busy installing Trump's toad in the lead to pay attention, I think) but still has concerns about the scope. That means, "you have to look at the structure beforehand and then look at it", which is what the BLM and Antifa straw men mean.
The House will vote on the bill next week, along with an additional finance bill, to improve the security of the Capitol. It will pass and should get at least a handful if not a few dozen Republican votes, including one from Rep. Liz Cheney, who received a coveted quote from the Wall Street Journal on Friday (take that, Stefanik). "I hope we can really do the kind of investigation we need into what happened January 6," Cheney said.
"As I have called for since the days immediately following the attack, a 9/11-style independent review is critical to getting responses our officers (Capitol Police) and all Americans deserve," Katko said in a statement, in which the agreement was announced. "This is about facts, not partisan politics." Said Thompson in his statement. "I am pleased that the ranking member Katko and I were able to reach a bipartisan agreement after many months of intensive discussion. (…) Inaction – or just continuing – is simply not an option. The creation of this commission is our way of taking responsibility for protection of the US Capitol. "
As of this writing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not responded to announcements that an agreement has been reached or that legislation should move forward in the House of Representatives as early as next week. In the past he has criticized the effort, calling it "partisan" and calling for the commission to encompass "the full scope of the problem of political violence in this country," which in turn means these BLM and anti-fascist straw men.
One of the problems with McCarthy and McConnell, of course, is whether it would happen to the filibuster in the Senate. The other problem is that the two, along with Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are responsible for appointing half of the commissioners. This gives them more opportunity to delay, as the clock is ticking on the unformulated committee's deadline for the year-end for a report and recommendations.
McConnell, on the other hand, has no love for Trump. Here's a pretty straightforward way for him to harm Trump and fight the big lie. He was able to make sure that at least some of the five Republican candidates weren't Trumpers. There are many former Republican officials who would enjoy the opportunity to serve as his deputy.
It is also up to someone in the Republican leadership to acknowledge the reality, especially since the insane Republican fringe of the house has taken power and is in a mode of rejection. This week's home oversight hearing showed the really ugly revisionism in which Republican MP Paul Gosar even described the January 6 investigation as an attack by the "deep state" on "law abiding citizens" and GOP rep Andrew Clyde said that day at the Capitol looked like a "normal tourist visit". The nation's dumbest man (yes, dumber than Senator Ron Johnson), MP Louie Gohmert, went down on Friday to lie about the day's events.
Here is McConnell's chance to counter what is happening at his party in the house, including overthrowing Cheney out of consideration for Trump and the big lie. After Trump's acquittal on his second impeachment, McConnell angered Trump. He said Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the attack. "This has been a worsening crescendo of conspiracy theories orchestrated by an outgoing president who seemed determined to either overturn the electoral decision or set our institutions on fire on the way out," said McConnell. "A mob attacked the Capitol on his behalf," he said. "These criminals carried his banners, hung his flags and shouted their loyalty to him."
With all of that said, it is now largely up to McConnell to do something about it.