'Green light to launch another insurrection': Americans scorch the GOP for killing the 1/6 commission
Many Americans are furious after Senate Republicans Friday just after noon killed a bipartisan bill, already passed with a strong, bipartisan majority in the House, to establish a commission to investigate the attack on the January 6 U.S. Capitol building, a violent and deadly insurrection incited by then-President Donald Trump.
The vote was 54-35, with nine Republicans and two Democrats not showing up to vote. Six Republicans joined Democrats to vote in favor of the commission, but with the 60-vote filibuster threshold, the legislation failed.
6 GOP Senators voted in support of the motion: \nCassidy*\nCollins*\nMurkowski* \nPortman\nRomney*\nSasse*\n\n*Voted to convict President Trump of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol.— Frank Thorp V (@Frank Thorp V) 1622218629
Noted national security attorney Bradley Moss offered up a dire prediction:
Republicans just gave Trump the green light to launch another insurrection.— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1622218961
Former Chief of Staff to CIA Director Michael Hayden. Larry Pfeiffer is a national security veteran of over three decades:
46. Let\u2019s not forget the 11 without the balls to even show up to vote.https://twitter.com/projectlincoln/status/1398312727987339269\u00a0\u2026— Larry Pfeiffer (@Larry Pfeiffer) 1622221011
Michelangelo Signorile, SiriusXM host of the Signorile Show, summed up what many are saying:
GOP is the the party that stands up for the traitors who attacked the Capitol \u2014 and turns away the mother of a dead cop.\n\nThe party of fascism, blocking the 1/6 commission, with only 6 GOP senators joining. \n\nThis further sets up the end of the filibuster.— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile) 1622219056
Indeed, many have linked the future of the 60 vote filibuster, a relic of Jim Crow days, to today's immensely critical vote. Many believe Democrats have given Republicans every opportunity to govern and play fair, and feel they have failed that test.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after Republicans block a vote on the Jan. 6 commission:\n\n\u201cThis vote has made it official: Donald Trump\u2019s Big Lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party.\u201dpic.twitter.com/1usspJO5hi— The Recount (@The Recount) 1622219663
Today is one of the most shameful days in the history of the United States Senate. Enough already. The Republican Party has again bowed to sedition. And @JoeManchinWV has again proved that he can't deliver 10 Republicans for his precious Jim Crow filibuster-loving bipartisanship.https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1398312068898594820\u00a0\u2026— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid \ud83d\ude37 (@Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid \ud83d\ude37) 1622219463
Senate Republicans blocked the 1/6 Commission. They don't want to be exposed as the co-conspirators they are. So much for "Blue Lives Matter".— Amy Lynn \u2721\ufe0f\ud83d\udc1d (@Amy Lynn \u2721\ufe0f\ud83d\udc1d) 1622219242
It\u2019s like the old saying goes, you lie with malevolent, sociopathic dogs, you get up with no votes on investigating the truth about insurrections.\n\n(I always thought it an oddly specific proverb until right now.)— Jay Black (@Jay Black) 1622219708
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