The Senate has just defeated the Democrat Jan 6th Commission bill to investigate the riot at the Capitol earlier this year as if it was 9/11 or something:
#BREAKING: Senate fails to get enough votes 54-35, to open debate on bill to create an outside commission to probe Jan. 6 attack. This is their first successful legislative filibuster this Congress.
— Angelica Carrillo (@acarrillonews) May 28, 2021
54-35 means that 11 Senators didn’t vote.
But there were still six Republicans who voted for the bill and none of these names will surprise you:
Breaking: Jan. 6 commission fails to advance in the Senate, 54-35. Needed 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster.
Republicans who voted yes:
11 senators were absent for the vote, including a few of the Republicans who voted to impeach.
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) May 28, 2021
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Rob Portman (OH)
Ben Sasse (NE)
Mitt Romney (UT)
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Susan Collins (ME)
The fact that they chose to vote on this with 11 Senators absent just proves that this bill was doomed from the start. Who knows if it would have passed otherwise, but it’s officially dead now so that’s the great news.