The House works on a simple majority so the Democrats and a few Republicans will vote for the action….
With Trump against the review?
We’ll see what happens for Republicans in the Senate…
The House is poised to vote on a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a first step toward creating an independent, bipartisan panel that would investigate the siege and try to prevent it from happening again.
While the measure is expected to be approved Wednesday by the House, a commission will likely be a more difficult sell in the Senate. Republicans there are signaling that they will try to block — or at least slow down — the effort.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he is “pushing the pause button” on the legislation to form the commission. While controlling the Senate, Democrats would need at least 10 GOP votes to pass the measure under Senate rules.
McConnell told reporters that his caucus is “undecided” but willing to listen to arguments about “whether such a commission is needed.” He questioned whether the panel’s work would interfere with the hundreds of criminal cases stemming from the Jan. 6 attack, in which rioters brutally beat police, broke in through windows and doors and hunted for lawmakers as they fled. McConnell said he also wanted to read the “fine print” of the bill and ensure that both parties on the commission have an equal say….
Trump released a statement Tuesday night urging Republicans against approving what he called a “Democrat trap.”
The votes in the House and Senate will also expose divisions in the party, as some Republicans have said they think an independent review is necessary.
In private GOP caucus meetings across the Capitol on Tuesday, members argued for and against the idea….