GOP Blocks Bipartisan Probe of Deadly Jan. 6 Riot at Capitol
Former President Donald Trump, who still has a firm hold on the Republican party, has called the commission a “Democrat trap.”
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, refusing to back down on their opposition to the independent investigation even amid emotional appeals from those who fought with and fled from the rioters that day. The Senate vote was 54-35 — short of the 60 votes needed to consider a House-passed bill that would have formed a 10-member commission evenly…