January 6 commission fails in Senate

Daniel Fowler
May 29, 2021

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema skipped a vote Friday that would create an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6siege on the U.S. Capitol.

The Senate had sought to pass the $250 billion measure on Thursday but the legislation was delayed by Republicans who said Schumer and his fellow Democrats had not allowed enough time to consider amendments.

The vote to move the bill forward needed 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate but fell six votes short, with 54 senators in favor and 35 opposed. Six Republicans voted in favor of the commission.

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". The White House Party's Vice President (now Kamala Harris) can defeat Thailand.

Overhauling the filibuster would require the support of a majority of senators, but not all Democrats are ready to do so.

How the commission would work: The commission would attempt to find bipartisan consensus.

According to the Washington Post, Collins had a visibly angry reaction, confronting Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, and accusing him of undermining the vote by failing to declare ahead of time that he and the Democrats would back her changes, if the measure to take up the bill advanced.

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But in a rare joint statement when tensions rose before the vote on Friday, Manchin and Cinema expressed anger at Republicans and bipartisan investigating a Trump-faithful mob attack trying to overturn Biden's elections.

As it was conceived, 10 people, five appointed by Democrats and five appointed by Republicans make up the January 6 Commission. Defended his false claim that he was stolen from. In a letter to Democrats after the vote, Schumer said Congress had "seen the limits of bipartisanship".

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The Democrats see the sweeping elections overhaul, which would establish numerous federal standards for elections, as the only path to push back against a raft of legislation advanced by Republican state lawmakers in statehouses across the country.

As of mid-May, 14 states enacted 22 new legislation, including provisions that would make it hard for Americans to vote, according to a survey by the Brennan Center for Justice in support of the Democratic Party's proposal.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has warned Democrats off any changes to the filibuster, though leaders of both parties have changed the rules over the years to lower the votes required on the confirmation of judicial and executive branch nominees. The Senate adjourned for a Memorial Day recess soon after the vote.

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