Senate Blocks Commission as a Favor to Mitch

Six GOP Senators Put Country First Voting YES:
Cassidy
Collins
Murkowski
Portman
Romney
Sasse

Eleven Senators Did Not Bother to Vote:
Blackburn (R-TN)
Blunt (R-MO)
Braun (R-IN)
Burr (R-NC)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Murray (D-WA)
Risch (R-ID)
Rounds (R-SD)
Shelby (R-AL)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Toomey (R-PA)

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.

The Senate is up to bat, and it’s a foul.

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.

175 members of the House of Representatives voted against the passage of a bill to investigate the attack on the Capitol.

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.

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/mother-of-fallen-capitol-police-officer-pushes-for-riot-commission/

The mother of fallen Officer Brian Sicknick addressed the senate this week, along with two officers who survived the attack, urging them to authorize a commission to investigate what happened on January 6th.

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.

https://apple.news/AVQImCJ1ETx2fvBuVUHdfAw

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:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3233/text

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.

10 thoughts on “Senate Blocks Commission as a Favor to Mitch

  1. The Republican party IS irredeemable at this point. Cowardly, racist, egotistical, power-hungry, grade-school-yard behavior by those who are supposed to be administering to the citizens of this country. The majority is failing their party and America and taking down those they have brainwashed with them. I was fearful of what was to come under Trump, but that fear remains.

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      1. Between his response to the pandemic, the election and then the role he played in January 6th, the party should have washed their hands of Trump. Instead, they keep digging a deeper hole. I hope it will be the end of their party as it is today and somehow the number of people who support this decline. I’m still not understanding how people I see as intelligent can support such lunacy and horrible behavior.

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  2. This is so messed up. How can that idiot governor from GA say this was a tourist group, when looking at the photos of himself? Silly me, I thought once The Other Guy was out of office, some sort of ‘normal’ would return. You can see that didn’t happen. How do these people live with themselves?

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    1. I thought the same thing, but the GOP still answers to Trump.

      The FBI is still investigating, working from the bottom up. I hope the DOJ is making progress will eventually indict the insiders who planned and assisted. Maybe the same charges that would have come from this investigation come from the DOJ.
      I can’t imagine what it would be like working with someone who was part of this. We still don’t know who removed the panic buttons!

      Maybe, in the end, the only impact of the vote today will be that voters can see for themselves who their elected officials work to protect.

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  3. Last summer, criminal mobs stormed federal buildings in an attempt to intimidate elected officials and overturn our democratic republic. “Burn it “ was the mantra.

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