252 Congressmen were in favor of the Commission and 175 against. According to the Associated Press, 35 Republicans joined the Democratic Congress in the lower house.
The authors of the draft are Penny Thompson, chair of the House of Representatives’ internal security committee, and Joe Gadko, a prominent member of the Republican Party.
– I urge all Republicans and Democrats to lay down their swords at least once and support this legislation. It’s about the facts. This is not party policy, he appealed to Katko before the vote.
He presented the proposed panel as a fair and necessary step in an effort to explain the events, how they occurred, and what security improvements Capital needed to prevent future attacks.
“He knew how many heads would have hung from the gallows that the crowd had kept outside the building, if not for the police protest in the Capitol,” said Fred Upton, one of the Republican voters. His party counterpart, Peter Meizer, spoke of attempts to whitewash and differentiate the shameful events of the day in order to avoid responsibility.
The bill will now go to the Senate, which has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, and Vice President Kamala Harris could benefit if the vote is balanced. According to viewers, the chances of its approval are slim. Forcing a law to pass would require the support of at least 10 Republicans to break the parliamentary barrier.
On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the proposals of Democrats and moderate Republicans. He found that it was very biased and duplicating the criminal activities of the Ministry of Justice and the small-scale congressional hearings.
Five people were killed in the riots
The riots in Capitol took place on January 6, 2021, which delayed the vote of Congress to ensure Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. Council members and senators were expelled. The enraged mob attacked law enforcement and exploded inside the federal building.
Five people died Including a member of the Capitol Guard, And a Trump supporter shot dead by one of law enforcement officers. The rebels entered the Capitol’s windows and doors, looted offices and attacked the corridors of the historic building.
:Ródło: PAP, Associated Press
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