GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

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    • #426107
      Ohio Barbarian
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      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.

      The Senate vote was 54-35 — short of the 60 votes needed to take up a House-passed bill that would have formed a 10-member commission evenly split between the two parties. It came a day after emotional appeals from police who fought with the rioters and lawmakers who fled Capitol chambers that day.

      Six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward. Eleven senators missed the rare Friday vote.

      Though the Jan. 6 commission bill passed the House earlier this month with the support of almost three dozen Republicans, GOP senators said they believe the commission would eventually be used against them politically. And Trump, who still has a firm hold on the party, has called it a “Democrat trap.”

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    • #426109
      mrdmk
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      From the two parties who want to rule rather than govern

      The ladder being more difficult, whereas the former being more fun

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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    • #426110
      NV Wino
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      (Fat chance and pigs fly.)

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    • #426114
      MizzGrizz
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      We didn’t need that waste of money.

    • #426116
      doh1304
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      so instead of wasting the next year and a half on a stupid attempt to overthrow the last government they’re forced to blatantly refuse to do anything they promised.

      • #426118
        MizzGrizz
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        ..@doh1304? But insurrection?Overthrowing the government?

        They weren’t trying to overthrow the government and get a new system,they were rioting to keep the leader in place that they already had.

        And insurrection?It was just your basic garden variety protest that turned into a riot,as marches sometimes do.

         

        • #427058
          Yanath
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          There’s no mistaking the real thing, which includes lots of widespread instability, violence and hardship. The whole point of allowing the January 6 performance to play out, was to increase the power of the current order.

    • #426178
      Scott Crowder
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      Cuz there needs to be a probe and if they refuse a bipartisan one….

      • #426503
        Ohio Barbarian
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        They have their own agenda, and justice isn’t on it.

        Regular law enforcement has already gotten the marchers who turned into rioters up on 1/6. That’s enough. We don’t need any new domestic terrorism law to take away even more of our civil liberties, and that’s what the Democrats want. If they cared about justice, they’d cut off aid to Israel and stop funding police departments until the pigs grovel for forgiveness.

        I do not trust them. Better no probe than a probe by that bunch of Fascists.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

        • #426554
          Scott Crowder
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          I was being snarky. Dems have no clue there exists the word partisan.

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