Republicans Push Back Against Commission

Republicans Push Back Against Commission

(UnitedVoice.com) – On Wednesday, May 19, the House of Representatives voted to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill. The committee would be styled after the 9/11 commission. It’s now headed to the Senate — but Republicans largely oppose it.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he opposes the commission because he thinks there’s no need for one. He explained that there are already “investigations by two separate branches of the federal government” so it isn’t necessary to add another probe “on top of the existing efforts by law enforcement and Congress.” The minority leader has also said that he believes the Democratic proposal is “slanted and unbalanced.”

Although Democrats are in charge of the Senate, they need 10 Republicans to vote with them to pass the proposal. It seems unlikely that so many members of the GOP will break from McConnell to vote to establish the committee but anything can happen. We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.

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