Senate Republicans Squash Democrat Effort To Form January 6th Commission

Democrats have been trying to form a 9/11 style commission to investigate the incident at the Capitol on January 6th.

It was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to persecute Trump supporters and everyone knows it.

This week, Senate Republicans shut down their efforts and good for them.

FOX News reports:

Senate Republicans slam brakes on bill to create commission probing Capitol riot

Senate Republicans on Friday halted an effort to form a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission to investigate the Capitol attack, marking the first successful legislative filibuster mounted by the GOP minority.

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The legislation needed 60 votes Friday to overcome a GOP filibuster, but Republicans blocked the legislation from advancing during a procedural vote. The vote was 54 to 35. Just six Republicans joined with Democrats: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rob Portman of Ohio.

The House already passed legislation on May 19 to form the independent panel with support from 35 Republicans, despite opposition from former President Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

But the legislation faced an uphill climb in the 50-50 split Senate, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also opposing the commission. McConnell argued there are already enough investigations into the Jan. 6 attack…

The GOP filibuster Friday on the Jan. 6 commission Friday means the legislation is likely dead for now.

Democrats are not happy about this.

Here are a few things that do deserve an investigation.

Do you think Democrats want to investigate any of those things? Not a chance.

 

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