The following article, BREAKING: Fate of Congressional January 6th Commission Revealed, was first published on Flag And Cross.
After weeks of bitter, public feuding between our elected officials, there has been a vote on whether or not Congress should form a commission to investigate the events of January 6th.
On the right side of the aisle, they feared that the Democrats would take this as an opportunity to berate and defame former President Donald Trump, perhaps even using the commission to bolster their second impeachment case – despite the fact that Trump has been acquitted already in that regard, and he’s currently out of office.
The Democrats, however, have taken to shaming the Republicans for their unwillingness to participate, and for their attempts to downplay the attempted insurrection of that day.
On Friday, the GOP were the clear winners.
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a bill that would form an independent commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the first filibuster of the year by the chamber’s 50-vote minority.
The 54-35 vote, with six Republicans breaking ranks to join every Democrat in favor, came after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lobbied his members forcefully against the House-passed commission measure. The vote was delayed through the night by a handful of Senate Republicans who obstructed China competitiveness legislation, though Democrats decided to punt that bill until after the Memorial Day recess week in order to push forward on the commission bill.
Several undecided Republicans came down against advancing the commission ahead of Friday’s critical procedural vote, despite efforts by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to broker a compromise and last-minute lobbying by the family of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. McConnell took an increasingly hard public and private line against establishing the new panel to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by pro-insurrectionists, dubbing the commission idea “extraneous” on Thursday.
We can only imagine that there will be a sorrowful and somber mood at a number of progressive pressers over the weekend, likely chocked with hyperbole and doom, and they continue to push their already-adjudicated narrative.
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