Jan. 6 insurrection: Lawmakers have enough proof to make criminal referral to DOJ. Will they do it?

A scene from Capitol Hill, after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building while Congress met to certify electoral votes confirming Joe Biden as president in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY.

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection reportedly has enough evidence to make a criminal referral of former President Trump to the Justice Department, but is split over doing that. They’re worried about politicizing the investigation of the assault on the Capitol. Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney downplayed that, repeatedly saying she wouldn’t characterize it as a dispute.

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