obstruction of justice enabled by 35 GOP senators
The Big Lie continues and the Big Liar remains powerful. GQP spent 3 years on a fruitless investigation of Hillary’s emails but have no desire to investigate an attack on our nation’s Capitol that resulted in multiple deaths and a path of destruction.
.@SenateGOP republicans voting against the bipartisan #January6thCommission are marked with a Scarlett Letter. They failed to hold Trump accountable after impeachment, were complicit in the deaths of 600,000 & participated in an insurrection that threatened to end US democracy.
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) May 28, 2021
The final vote was 54-35, short of the 60-vote threshold needed to pass. This marked the first time in the Biden administration that Republicans have actively voted to filibuster a bill—and they used it to block the creation of a bipartisan commission at President Trump’s behest.
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, who has refused to say that President Biden legitimately won the election, was one of almost a dozen Senate Republicans who’d met with Sicknick’s mother Thursday. He claimed the meeting went “really well.”
Senate Republicans are lining up against the #January6thCommission in a heinous attempt to obstruct justice.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 28, 2021