Looks like this ole Dog was probably wrong with my May 5th post saying the commission ‘is coming’….
35 House Republicans joined Democrats in voting FOR the inquiry and report….
They did this inspite of the last minute push against them by their House leader Rep. McCarthy….
While there probably IS several GOP Senator’s who would vote ‘Aye’ for the action?
One see’s it being hard for to get the 9 or 10 needed to break a filibuster attack against the bill….
What a shame….
Republicans have so far shown neither a will nor a way to knock Donald Trump out of his position as the de facto leader of the party. And for the time being, that means they’re stuck blocking for him.
Just weeks ago, it looked as if a solid chunk of Republican legislators might be willing to support a commission to investigate the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
Some establishment G.O.P. strategists and former lawmakers have said they see this as an opportunity to make a clean break with Trump (though, admittedly, we’ve heard that one before) by giving a full account of the role that he and his allies played in the events around the violence at the Capitol.
But just as the bill cleared the Democratically controlled Houseyesterday, with support from a small but significant minority of Republicans, the party’s leadership fell into step in opposition.
All of a sudden, it appears unlikely to pass the Senate, where it would need 60 votes to override the threat of a filibuster. It’s the latest sign, and possibly the clearest yet, that Trump retains an iron grip on the party’s direction. And that Senator Mitch McConnell’s old obstructionist approach — which he refined into an art form during the Obama presidency — may be the surest way to maintain it.
Republican lawmakers who fled for their lives as rioters stormed through the halls of Congress, including some who a few weeks ago argued that Trump must answer for his role in provoking the attack, are now against an investigation into it.
Just before the House’s vote yesterday, McConnell, the Republican leader, came out against the commission, painting it as a partisan maneuver just days after saying that he was open to starting one….