JUST IN; Senate Republicans block January 6 commission bill that was pushed forward by House Democrats.

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A crucial Senate vote on a bill to create an independent inquiry to investigate the January 6 Capitol Hill incident failed Friday, falling short of the 10 Republican votes.

  • The vote was 54 to 35, showing the bill had a bipartisan majority of support with six Republicans voting with Democrats. However, the bill needed 60 votes to advance. The six GOP senators who backed the bill were: Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Nine Republican senators and two Democrats didn’t vote.

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