It wasn’t unexpected, but now it’s a cudgel.
Republicans suspend a commission on the deadly storm of the US Capitol in January.
There will be no support from Congress, An independent multiparty commission on what actually happened on January 6, when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
The motion was voted on earlier this week in the Democratic-led House of Representatives, but when it was put to a vote in the Senate, it received 54 votes in favor and 35 against. This is six votes less than what is needed for the commission to become a reality.
“We all know what’s going on here. Senate Republicans chose to defend the big lie because they fear anything that might make Donald Trump angry could threaten them politically,” Senate Democrats leader Chuck Schumer told the media after the vote.
Only six Republicans voted for the committee, expressing disappointment with their party comrades.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was quoted as saying, “Make a decision for a short-term political goal, at the expense of understanding and acknowledging what we all saw on January 6…I think we’ll need to look at it with a critical eye.” Saying by The Washington Post.
That proposal will not It was expected to go through. In the House, Republicans couldn’t stop the proposal, but in the Senate, minority leader Mitch McConnell had the power to ensure that enough party members voted against it.
“This is something that is purely politically motivated and will not give us more information about what happened,” McConnell told Politico earlier this week.
According to the site, he told other Republican senators that a committee could only destroy Republicans in next year’s midterm elections.
“Is that really what this is about, as he always aims to win the next election,” Murkowski asked after the vote.
Five people lost their lives in connection with the Capitol attack. The Justice Department, which is also investigating the storm, has prosecuted more than 400 people for various crimes.