January 6

Republicans rebuke their leadership and vote with Dems to set up Jan 6 commission


The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill on Wednesday that will set up a commission-style to investigates the origins of the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios reports.

While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other GOP leadership opposed the creation of the commission, but 35 Republicans voted for the bill, pushing it through with a 252-175 vote.

As Axios points out, the strong Republican support for the bill will make it harder for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to frame the effort as partisan.

Ten GOP senators are needed for the proposal to pass.

From Axios:

The creation of the commission has been delayed for months because Republicans have insisted its scope should be expanded to include violence by far-left protesters last summer after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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