“Today was not the end,” Issue One says following today’s Senate vote on the creation of an independent and bipartisan January 6th Commission

In response to today’s Senate vote blocking the creation of an independent January 6th Commission, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:

Penniman said: “Our hearts broke a bit after today’s vote in the Senate. January 6th was a day of national trauma. Our nation deserves a bipartisan reckoning with what happened, and a collective search for solutions so that it never happens again. It wasn’t merely a day of random violence. It was an attack on our constitutional system itself. If such attacks don’t deserve the attention of a congressionally enacted bipartisan commission, then I don’t know what ever would. So as we mourn the loss of lives and stand with those who protected the U.S. Capitol that day and those harmed by the attack, we also mourn the continued breakdown of our political system and stand with those who want to repair it and make America stronger.”

McGehee added: “Today was not the end. We need an independent and comprehensive investigation that brings together all of the inquiries about this day from Congress and across the government to produce a clear and comprehensive picture of what happened, how it happened, and what can be done to make sure this never happens again. Our national security is too important to let this vote be the end of this effort. We at Issue One look forward to helping forge ways in which the American people get the investigation and report they deserve.”