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McCarthy opposes investigation of Capitol attack

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday he is against forming an independent House commission to investigate the attack on the United States Capitol from last January.

"Given the political misdirections that have marred this process, given the now duplicative and potentially counterproductive nature of this effort, and given the Speaker's shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America, I cannot support this legislation," CNN cited McCarthy's comments.

The statement comes after the US House of Representatives reached a bipartisan agreement last week to form a commission that will investigate the events leading to the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

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