Thursday, May 20, 2021

House approves commission to probe Capitol riot

 The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to establish a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Lawmakers passed the bill in a 252-175 vote, with 35 Republicans joining all Democrats in support, according to The Hill.

However, the legislation’s chances appear increasingly slim in the Senate after both Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) came out in opposition to the bill.

 Trump issued a statement on Tuesday night opposing the commission and calling out the top two GOP leaders.

"Republicans in the House and Senate should not approve the Democrat trap of the January 6 Commission. ... Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left. Hopefully, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening!" Trump said in the statement.

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