McConnell Hits ‘Pause’ on Dems Effort to Create Jan. 6 Panel

Senate Republicans are signaling that they will try to block — or at least slow down — a Democratic effort to create a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, walks with a staffer, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are signaling that they will try to block — or at least slow down — a Democratic effort to create a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, threatening the chances of a deeper, independent look at the siege and how it could be prevented from happening again. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he is “pushing the pause button,” on the legislation to…

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