California Democrat Freshman Rep. Sara Jacobs told CNN over the weekend that a “truth commission” was needed in the U.S. so that there could be a “common narrative moving forward” and suggested that lawmakers needed to probe right-wing media to see what role that it had in the January 6 riot in Washington, D.C.
“You also said in an interview with the 19th news website this week that the country needs a truth commission,” CNN’s Brian Stelter said. “What exactly would a truth commission be?”
“So, I think part of what we’re seeing now is because we haven’t really done the reckoning with the racial injustice and white supremacy of our past that we need to do. And so, you know, a truth commission, a lot of people will think of South Africa. We’ve used them in countries around the world,” Jacobs responded.