Senate Republicans Block Terrible January 6 Witch Hunt Commission Bill
Senate Republicans did something good today: they blocked the January 6 commission bill that threatened to persecute their leaders and voters. The Senate voted 54–35 to pass it, 6 votes shy of overcoming the filibuster. Six Republicans did side with the Democrats and the liberal media against their own constituents [Senate Republicans block January 6 commission, by Ryan Nobles et al., CNN, May 28, 2021].
Murkowski is the only one of the six up for re-election in 2022. Portman is retiring at the end of his term in 2022. Nine Republicans and two Democrats didn’t vote
This is a small win for the American people. The commission would’ve allowed Congress to subpoena and harass countless patriots and use government powers to oppress their political enemies. The commission is also pointless because Congress already had an investigation of the January 6 protests with Donald Trump’s second impeachment. The only reason for the commission is to target the political opponents of Joe Biden’s regime.
Unless Democrats eliminate the filibuster, an increasingly unlikely scenario, the dreaded commission will stay dead.