President Joe Biden has been asked whether he was confident that Republicans and Democrats could work together on a bipartisan probe regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Joe Biden then told CNN host Don Lemon during a town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday night, July 21: "I don't care if you think I'm Satan reincarnate, the fact is you can't look at that television and say, nothing happened on the 6th."

The Week reported that the president supports a bipartisan investigation into the Capitol riot. He also believes that anyone who watched the events unfold should, too.

Joe Biden also told the crowd that people should not listen to those who say it was a peaceful march as he slammed conspiracy theorists spreading "venom" about the Capitol riot and COVID-19.

He noted that no matter the political party, there's should only be one way to view the Capitol riot. The two political parties were having trouble creating a bipartisan investigation into the Capitol riot. 

Last month, a 13-member House committee, consisting of both Democrats and Republicans, was introduced. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created the committee after House Republicans rejected earlier plans to form a bipartisan committee to probe the insurrection.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, picked five GOP lawmakers for the committee. However, Pelosi rejected two of them on Wednesday, and McCarthy said without all five on the committee, the Republicans would not join in the investigative process, Insider reported.

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Republicans Rejecting Capitol Riot Probe

Nancy Pelosi has rejected Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from joining the panel investigating the Capitol riot. Both were known to be staunch supporters of former President Donald Trump.

In a statement, Pelosi said she was rejecting the recommendations to include the two to the select committee due to an insistence on the truth and Democrats' concerns about the lawmakers' statements and actions, Reuters reported.

Jordan had earlier said there was something wrong with the previous presidential election. He claimed that Democrats had created this environment of normalizing rioting, looting, and anarchy "in the summer of 2020," The New York Times reported.

He also said that the select committee was a politically motivated effort to harm Trump, dubbing it "impeachment Round 3." 

Last December, Jordan noted that there was no way for Trump to concede the election even after Biden's victory was certified by the Electoral College.

On the other hand, Banks has released a statement after he was chosen to serve as the top Republican on the panel. He said he would not allow the committee to be turned into "a forum for condemning millions of Americans because of their political beliefs."

Banks noted that if Democrats were serious about investigating political violence, the committee should not only focus on the Capitol riot but also on the "violent political riots last summer when many more innocent Americans and law-enforcement officers were attacked."

Last May, the Republicans had blocked the creation of the bipartisan panel as it continues to display loyalty to the former president and determination to shift the political focus away from Trump's GOP supporters.

Meanwhile, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy said the investigations would still happen with or without the support of the Republicans. However, he noted that Republicans should be involved to ensure that the probe is fair, impartial, and focused on the facts.

Cassidy was the only Republican who voted to move forward with the decision, according to Associated Press.

Some Republicans had defended rioters who supported Trump and his claims that the election was stolen from him. One House Republican member said that one video of the insurrection looked like "a normal tourist visit."

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Written by: Mary Webber

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