Democrat Lawmaker Calls on Biden to Create Jan. 6 Commission After GOP Blocks BillEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), the chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, has urged President Joe Biden to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. It comes one day after Senate Republicans blocked a Democrat-led measure that seeks to create such a commission to examine the breach. Senators voted 54-35 on the House-passed bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold to overcome a filibuster. “In light of the GOP’s cowardly filibuster of a bipartisan January 6th Commission, I urge President Biden to form and appoint a Presidential Commission to fully investigate the insurrection at the United States Capitol, to identify the individuals and organizations who plotted or were involved in those violent acts, and to make recommendations to prevent such an attack from ever recurring,” Connolly wrote in a statement on Saturday. While six Republicans joined Democrats to vote to approve the bill, some Senate Republicans have suggested that …Read More

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