Phillips Statement on the Vote to Create a Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the January 6 Capitol Insurrection

May 19, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Rep. Dean Phillips joined a bipartisan majority in the House in voting to pass H.R. 3233 to establish a national commission tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Phillips released the following statement after the 252-175 vote: 

“I was in the Capitol on Jan 6. I saw it with my own eyes. I walked where blood was spilled and life was lost, and I helped clean up the mess in the early hours of 1/7. I never imagined a single member of Congress would vote against a bipartisan commission to investigate it. I need not shame the 175 who voted in opposition today. Twitter and history will do that just fine. But here’s to the 35 Republicans and 217 Democrats who showed America what patriotism looks like - and votes like.”