House Passes Bill to Investigate Capitol Riot

Written by on May 20, 2021

Yesterday, the House voted to approve legislation to establish an independent commission to investigate the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th. 35 Republicans broke away with their party to support the bill, leaving the final vote to be 252-175. Now, the bill will move to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that he is opposed to the bill, but wouldn’t tell reporters if he’d actively whip his fellow Republicans against it, even though GOP resistance is rising.

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, who is one of the ten republicans that voted to impeach Trump, gave a statement on why he supports this bill; “I think it’s necessary just given what actually happened on that day and all the buildup. I think it’s important that you know when the country and the Capitol is attacked that way that we take a full accounting and figure out how to prevent it going forward.”

Source: CNN

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