Pelosi should appoint a select committee to investigate the January 6 riot

Pelosi should appoint a select committee to investigate the January 6 riot

Pelosi should appoint a select committee to investigate the January 6 riot

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, voted against it.

As Republicans blocked a bill Friday to establish a commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection, pressure mounted on Democrats to end the practice of requiring 60 votes to move legislation through the Senate if they have any hope of advancing their priorities and President Joe Biden's agenda.

"It is unfortunate that we fell a few votes short of what was needed to begin debate on this vital legislation", said Senator Susan Collins, one of the Republicans who voted to create a commission.

The commission came within three votes of getting the 60 Senate votes in the support that it would need. At the time, she acknowledged she would get "criticized by my friends in the progressive movement" but said the 2016 election "showed we have to engage that audience and show Americans of every stripe what we stand for rather than retreat into our "safe spaces.'" She also contended that she had all her "marbles" when she made a decision to join Fox.It wasn't just progressives, though, that criticized Brazile's presence on Fox News". The violence left five people dead including a Capitol Police officer.

A draft of the bill was circulated around the state House and Senate Saturday, and the legislature is expected to pass the legislation and send it to GOP Gov.

The spokesperson did not tell the Republic why Senator Sinema did not vote.

After Brian Sicknick's family met with lawmakers, Mitch McConnell (who reportedly would not see them, scheduling the meeting for his aides instead) seemed to be anxious his colleagues might actually do the right thing and asked Republicans to vote against the commission as a "personal favor" to him. CNN and Politico report that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell privately lobbied his Republican colleagues to oppose the commission earlier this week.

Sandra Garza, the partner of Mr Sicknick, said of the Republican senators: "You know they are here today and with their families and comfortable because of the actions of law enforcement that day".

"That is likely to be the awful outcome, if we do not create a truly outside, independent commission that can take an unbiased, hard look at what happened", she said.

"It's part of an assault on democracy that we've seen far too often this year-and often disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans", Biden said in a statement.

"What are you afraid of - the truth?"

Over the past week, Republican senators voiced concern that even if the commissioners' ranks were bipartisan, the panel's staffing might not be.

Democrats and some moderate Republicans had called for a commission to probe the events leading up to and on january 6, when hundreds of supporters of Trump, a Republican, stormed the Capitol, fighting with police, urging violence against lawmakers and delaying the formal certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. Its final report to the President and Congress would be due by December 31.

Democrats and civil rights activists have said the laws are a thinly veiled effort to disenfranchise voters, particularly minorities.

US President Joe Biden has assailed a voting bill in Texas as an attack on democracy, as it lines up to become the next Republican-led state to restrict voting access.

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