A progressive note put on blast across social media . . .
Missouri and Kansas senators all voted to protect former Prez Trump and the majority of the GOP in opposing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection
To be fair, that's just one of many recent politically charged riots that didn't garner much investigation after the fact.
Still, here's a consideration of the hot mess that is now just another aspect of the nation's tumultuous history . . .
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Friday blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, turning aside the independent investigation in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump and an effort to shift the political focus away from the violent insurrection by his GOP supporters.
Republicans in the US Senate have blocked a bill to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot. The measure - passed last week by the US House of Representatives - failed in the Senate by a vote of 54-35 after senators deployed a filibuster.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a bipartisan commission proposed to study the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The Senate voted 54-35 Friday on whether to debate the measure, which fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster, which blocks debate of the measure.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday derailed a bipartisan inquiry into the deadly assault on the Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters, despite a torrent of criticism they were playing down the violence. Democrats and some moderate Republicans had called for a commission to probe the events leading up to and on Jan.
Girlfriend of officer Brian Sicknick who was killed in Capitol riot blasts GOP for blocking commission
Read full article Oops! Please try again later. The girlfriend of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is furious at Republicans for voting down a commission to investigate the 6 January attack, she told CNN. "I think it's all talk and no action," Sandra Garza told CNN's Jake Tapper.
For this divided Senate, this was close. The commission came within three votes of getting the 60 Senate votes in the support that it would need. Now, that is adding in some absent senators, because, as you say, it was a late night, and about a dozen senators left Washington before this vote because they thought it was a fait accompli.
Senate Republicans have blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection, hoping to crush a probe into the violent assault before critical 2022 elections while GOP lawmakers manipulate a narrative around a riot inspired by persistent election myths.
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