GOP Set to Block 1/6 Panel, Stoking Senate Filibuster Fight

Most Republicans oppose the bill that would establish a commission to investigate the attack by Donald Trump supporters over the election.

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Gladys Sicknick, mother of the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, arrives at the office of Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 27, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are ready to deploy the filibuster to block a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, shattering chances for a bipartisan probe of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and reviving pressure to do away with the procedural tactic that critics say has lost its purpose. The vote Thursday would be the first successful use of a filibuster in the Biden presidency to halt Senate legislative action. Most Republicans oppose…

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