Senate Republicans voted on Friday to block legislation to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6th Capitol riot. Senators voted 54-35 on the House-passed bill.

The Hill reports:

“I do not believe the extraneous ‘commission’ that Democratic leaders want would uncover crucial new facts or promote healing. Frankly, I do not believe it is even designed to,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the floor.

“That’s why the Speaker’s first draft began with a laughably rigged and partisan starting point, and why the current language would still lock in significant unfairness under the hood,” he added.

In addition to the politics, Republicans argued the commission would be duplicative to a joint investigation overseen by the Senate Rules Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

That report is expected to come out early next month. But, unlike a commission, the report would focus narrowly on Capitol security and intelligence.

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Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

The “real” witch is Piglosi…burn her!

Spring Smith
Spring Smith
3 months ago

Can the Democrats find anymore needless ways to spend our money when we are facing a National deficit so large it will one day bankrupt this country sending us all into loan default. Our dollar would be absolutely worthless.

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
3 months ago
Reply to  Spring Smith

I personally feel that is what the dem’s want.Hopeing that the chinese will bail them out. it AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN.

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

If it’s a WITCH hunt they want, they can go after The Squaw Squad, Nasty Pelovsky…and what about Hitlery?

John J
3 months ago

Investigate the radical left who terrorizes and held America hostage all last year, and many times in the past

John Wood
John Wood
3 months ago

Hooray for the Republicans! I was beginning to wonder if they were even present. They need to be the resistance party to the Leftists takeover.