Blunt: 9/11-style Capitol riot commission may delay fixes

Sen. Roy Blunt, the No. 4 GOP leader in the Senate, said Sunday that a proposed bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot may only serve to delay needed security improvements, underscoring the political quagmire surrounding the plan.

In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Missouri Republican downplayed the necessity for creating a new panel modeled after the 9/11 Commission and said “the Congress itself could move forward and make the changes that need to be made.”

“It’s unlikely that the next thing we need to be worried about is going to be exactly like the last thing we needed to worry about,” he said.