‘We have an obligation,’ Rep. Jim McGovern says on forming committee to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

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McGovern argued American democracy is not “guaranteed” and that he was just one of many witnesses to a “crazed” throng trying to “subvert” it on Jan. 6. “One of the points of the Electoral Count Act is to constrain the vice president and make it clear that he’s a presider, not a decider,” former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center, said a day before the Capitol attack.

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