The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted for a new committee to probe the US Capitol riots of January 6, 2021 with most lawmakers respecting the pre-set party lines and further maintaining the Democrat-Republican tussle on the matter.
Wednesday's vote in the US House signalled the two parties locking horns as the committee initiates its proceedings.
The vote was divided into a tally of 222-190, giving way to the formation of the examination panel, which is likely to be headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Only two members of the Republican party -- Wyoming's Liz Cheney and Illinois' Adam Kinzinger -- crossed party lines to vote in favour of the commission.
In an address ahead of the vote, Pelosi expressed her dismay of a bipartisan commission failing to establish through the House of Representatives. However, the 81-year-old speaker said that she remained "hopeful" that such a commission can be possible in the future, reported CNN.
She said, "We believe that Congress must in the spirit of bipartisanship and patriotism establish this commission. And it will be conducted with dignity, with patriotism, with respect for the American people, so that they can know the truth", reported CNN.
The bipartisan committee was on its track to be failed attempt in the legislative pipeline of the United States. Even if the bill made it through the House, a thinly divided Senate would have continued to be a hurdle.
While 35 members of the GOP did vote in favour, largely the party's opinion remained against a bipartisan effort for the committee.
Multiple lawmakers from the Republican party think of the newly-established select committee as an effort of the Democratic party to launch political attacks against former US President Donald Trump, who was on trial in the US Senate for allegedly inciting violence through the mob that raided the US Capitol complex on January 6 earlier this year.
In accordance with the House resolution, speaker Pelosi will be charged with the responsibility of appointing eight members to the commission, out of which five spots can be filled by lawmakers chosen by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy.
However, Pelosi would reserve the right to veto these recommendations, reported CNN.