Remember the eleven Senators who were not willing to attach their names to a vote. Remember too the 35 Republicans who voted to block the commission- they won. How many of them were involved? 54 Senators voted to pass the bill, but 60 were required. And just like that, the Senate has agreed to cover up Trump’s attempt to overthrow the government.
Have you ever wondered what it would take for the Republicans to wake up and realize that we are walking a fine line between saving and losing our Democracy? If shouts of “hang Mike Pence,” a threat against their Vice President who escaped with his life by seconds, avoiding the mob that had stormed the Senate chamber and constructed a makeshift gallows on the lawn of the Capitol wasn’t enough, they are irredeemable.
Despite House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s urging, to vote no, the bill to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the attempted coup that took place on January 6 at the Capitol Building, passed in the House on May 19 with 35 surprises yea votes by Republicans.
The vote moved to the Senate today where 60 votes were required to avoid a filibuster and approve the commission. They were short by six.
Several US Capitol Police officers released a letter expressing “profound disappointment” in Republican leaders for their opposition to a January 6th Commission. “It is inconceivable that some of the Members we protect would downplay the events of January 6th.”
What is Mitch hiding?
The attack which left 5 dead also left at least 140 police officers with injuries ranging from concussions to gouged eyes, also left many struggling with PTSD, severe enough for two officers to take their own lives.
Only the usual suspects, (Lisa Murkowsky, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney,) have indicated they will vote with democrats.
GOP Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia, seen in the photos barring the door to the House chamber, denies what we all watched happen. He said it was just another day and that the rioters were like tourists.
That former guy who falsely claimed rioters “posed zero threat and were hugging and kissing police,” urged Republicans to vote no. This is still his grand old party.
The absurd methods used by Republicans to rewrite the history of the terrifying events that the world watched, live-streamed on January 6, should mean the end of their political careers.
This is the bill they blocked:
Republicans will never put country over party. They keep proving that their willingness to forfeit the constitution and sacrifice our democracy if doing so extends their political careers. In November 1923, Hitler attempted a coup to take over Germany but failed. In 1933 he succeeded. Trump’s attempted coup, if not addressed, will serve as a training exercise for another attempt that may end differently.