Poll: House’s Jan. 6 probe is popular — even among many Republicans

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The share of Republican voters who support an investigation and hold responsible the former president and his backers stands in stark contrast to the House GOP conference, where only two members — Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) — voted to form the panel after GOP senators last May blocked the creation of a bipartisan 9/11-style commission. The pair are the sole Republican members on the select committee following a dispute between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over his proposed appointees.

Support for the matter was greater among Democrats (82 percent in favor) and self-identified independents (58 percent). Overall, three-fifths of those surveyed backed the Jan. 6 committee, and two-thirds said it was important that the federal government probe the events surrounding the attack on the Capitol.

The poll surveyed 2,000 registered…

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