Here are the 6 GOP Senators who voted to support the Jan. 6 commission
- Six Republican senators joined Democrats to support the creation of a Jan. 6 commission.
- Sens. Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Portman and Romney voted to advance the bill.
- Republican opposition blocked the investigation into the Capitol riot.
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Just six Republican Senators joined Democrats to support a bipartisan commission to delve into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
The bill, which would have established a panel to investigate the insurrection, failed to pass a procedural vote after Republicans blocked the bill.
The final vote was 54-35, short of the 60 votes needed to move past a Republican filibuster stopping the bill’s progress. 10 Republican senators needed to join their Democratic colleagues for the bill to move forward.
These are the Republicans who voted to move forward with the commission:
- Ben Sasse – Nebraska
- Bill Cassidy – Louisiana
- Rob Portman – Ohio
- Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
- Susan Collins – Maine
- Mitt Romney – Utah
Another 10 GOP senators didn’t vote:
- Marsha Blackburn
- Roy Blunt
- Mike Braun
- Richard Burr
- Jim Inhofe
- Mike Rounds
- James Risch
- Richard Shelby
- Pat Toomey
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