Senate Republicans will likely sink Democrats’ bid to set up Capitol attack commission

  • Bill intended to establish 9/11-style commission into 6 January riot
  • Senate Republicans block passage of bill by using filibuster

Senate Republicans were poised on Thursday to kill an attempt by Democrats to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the 6 January attack on the Capitol in which a pro-Trump mob ransacked the building in an attempt to disrupt the formalization of Joe Biden’s winning of the presidency.

The bill was intended to set up a 9/11-style commission that would examine its causes and impact and exactly who was involved.

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