Republicans in U.S. Senate block probe of Capitol riot

Lawrence Kim
May 29, 2021

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Jake Tapper Friday, Gladys Sicknick and her son's girlfriend Sandra Garza said they were clinging to hope that they could change the minds of senators opposed to the independent commission, but were still not surprised at the ultimate outcome. The motion needed 60 votes to pass.

Manchin was questioned Thursday about his opposition to killing the filibuster, given the GOP opposition to the commission, and he said, "I'm not ready to destroy our government". Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse. You know who we're doing this for?

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday the Senate would resume consideration of a sweeping package of legislation meant to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology on June 8.

The Senate is voting now on whether to advance a bill that would create a commission to investigate the january 6 Capitol riot that led to the deaths of five people and about 140 police officers injured.

"This was our chance to have a bipartisan commission that would allow for an impartial investigation into the events of that horrific day, so that we are better able to prevent another attack on our nation", Manchin said.

Tuberville was one of 35 Republicans who voted nay during a procedural vote to determine whether the Senate should take up a House-passed bill on the establishment of a commission.

Five other Republicans voted in favor of proceeding with the commission vote: Sens.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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