US Senate Republicans filibuster Capitol attack commission, likely dooming independent investigation

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Nicholas Wu on politico.com on May 28, 2021.Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a bill that would form an independent commission to probe the January 6 Capitol attack, the first filibuster of the year by the chamber‘s 50-vote minority.The 54-35 vote, with six Republicans breaking ranks to join every Democrat in favour, came after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lobbied his members forcefully…

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