The committee will also investigate lawmakers’ actions in Congress that day, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s.
The Republicans, including Trump ally Jim Jordan, are already using their time in the spotlight to attack Democrats.
The former president’s words match what he said about white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
The avalanche of election falsehoods in the 2022 campaign comes as Republican-led states enact new voting restrictions.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced eight lawmakers who would serve on the committee, including Rep. Liz Cheney.
According to the Constitution, the vice president cannot independently challenge or invalidate Electoral College votes.
Derrick Van Orden, who lost his congressional race in 2020 but is running again in 2022, may have violated federal laws.
“Michigan cannot certify” its election results, demanded one email from the Trump White House to the Justice Department.
Trump responded to the continued ban on his use of the platform last week by calling it an “insult” to his supporters.
Failure to assess threats “contributed significantly to the breach of the Capitol,” Sen. Gary Peters said.