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Biden rules out creating presidential January 6 commission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden has ruled out creating a presidential commission to investigate the January 6 assault on the Capitol because he believes Congress should be the one to investigate, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.  Senate Republicans blocked......

Family of fallen Capitol police officer continue push for January 6 commission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Family of fallen Capitol police officer continue push for January 6 commission – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The mother and partner of fallen U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick speak to CBS News Congressional correspondent Nikole Killion about......

Dems push for House select committee after Senate Republicans derail bipartisan probe into January 6 attack

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made clear repeatedly that moving to create a select committee has always remained a fallback option — something that would require the support of a majority of the Democratic-led House to create. And a number......

Senate Republicans block commission on January 6 insurrection

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans blocked the House-passed bill creating a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Although most Republicans were unified in their opposition to the bill, worrying that a commission would drag into next year and potentially affect GOP......

The 6 Senate Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Six Senate Republicans broke from party leadership to vote in favor of the commission. Supporters of the January 6 commission — including the mother of a Capitol Police officer who died the day after the riot — pleaded with GOP senators......

Senate Republicans appear poised to block bill to create January 6 commission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans appeared set early Friday to block the House-passed bill creating a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. It would be the first filibuster of the Biden presidency. It’s a tool often used by the minority party......

Timing for key vote on January 6 commission unclear after Republicans bog down Senate floor overnight

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The timing of the vote to create the independent panel is still not known because it’s unclear how long Republicans will drag out the fight over the previous bill. At least eight Republicans have requested time to speak on......

Senate presses forward with January 6 commission bill despite filibuster threat

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate is expected to vote this week on the House-passed bill creating a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite the threat of a filibuster by Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Wednesday......

Kill the Senate filibuster, not the January 6 Capitol riot commission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY If “bad faith” were a religion, it would perfectly describe the piousness of the Republican leadership’s approach to creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats offered multiple concessions to......

Ex-Trump ambassador says former President ‘absolutely’ bears responsibility for January 6 riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Absolutely, I mean he bears responsibility. I think his presidency was diminished as a result of this, and I think he’s paying a price. He’s been impeached twice. He was impeached for those actions,” said former Massachusetts Sen. Scott......

Chief of staff for GOP lawmaker spoke to law enforcement after overhearing talk January 6

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alex Ferro, chief of staff to the Florida GOP congressman, says he heard the comments as he and Gimenez were standing inside the lobby of the Hyatt Regency near Capitol Hill. Gimenez, who was staying at the hotel as......

Analysis: Republicans choose power over truth as hopes for bipartisan January 6 commission dim

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Even on a grave matter of national security, the GOP has concluded that the political price for standing with former President Donald Trump is preferable to the electoral cost of breaking with the disgraced former President. More than four......

Letter claiming to represent Capitol Police officers expresses support for January 6 commission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An anonymous open letter obtained by CBS News claiming to represent the views of 40 to 50 U.S. Capitol Police officers condemned the Republican congressional leaders for their lack of support for a commission that would investigate the attack......

Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The bill now moves to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate as GOP resistance is growing. The GOP defections in the House showcased a significant break with Republican leadership in the chamber and former President Donald Trump,......

House sends bill creating January 6 commission to the Senate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The final vote was 252-175, with 35 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation, which is significant considering GOP leadership and former president Donald Trump urged members to vote against the bill Tuesday night. The margins are an important......

Republicans fear January 6 probe could undercut 2022 midterm message

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Publicly and privately, Republicans are making that case, with Senate GOP Whip John Thune noting that there’s concern among some GOP members that the findings of the probe “could be weaponized politically and drug into next year.” “I want......

House to vote on establishing January 6 commission amid growing GOP opposition

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House will vote on legislation to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, amid growing opposition from Republicans who object to the proposed structure and scope of the panel.......

Democratic House chair calls McCarthy ‘weak and cowardly’ for opposing January 6 commission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I think the only reasonable conclusion is that he’s afraid of Donald Trump. And he doesn’t want to offend him — doesn’t want to get disinvited to Mar-a-Lago, but it is sad and it is pathetic,” McGovern, a Massachusetts......

McCarthy won’t support January 6 commission and sides with Republicans downplaying the insurrection

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But McCarthy and other top Republicans did not endorse the agreement Katko had reached, which would give McCarthy much of what he’d sought from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including an even number of Democrats and Republicans and sign-off from......

McCarthy says he won’t back bipartisan deal to form January 6 commission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced his opposition to legislation that would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, undercutting negotiations by one of his own conference members......

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