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U.S. Rep. Meijer: chance for independent review of capitol riot 'slipping away'

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Michigan Congressman Peter Meijer says the opportunity for a truly independent review of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol is slipping away. Meijer said so in an appearance Sunday on CNN. Meijer and Michigan Congressman Fred Upton joined just a handful of their Republican colleagues to support an independent bipartisan commission to look into the attack as well as the events leading up to it. But that bill appears headed to the Senate dust bin. And Meijer said that probably means separate, partisan-driven inquiries led by Senate Republicans and House Democrats.

“I don’t have a tremendous amount of confidence that Congress is going to be able to objectively examine something that it played a role in,” Meijer said. 

Meijer said Republicans are also making it easier for Democrats to use the insurrection as a campaign issue heading into the November elections.