35 House Republicans join Democrats to pass a Jan. 6 Commission — despite Trump's demands

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Spc. Kevin Romig, 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania National Guard, from Reading, Pa., helps maintain a security perimeter around the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the event. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. George Roach)

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday evening passed bipartisan legislation to form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, including the riots and attempted coup incited by Donald Trump, the president at the time attempting to overturn a free and fair election.

35 Republicans joined all House Democrats. The final vote tally was 252-175.

Donald Trump Tuesday night ordered both House and Senate Minority Republican Leaders, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, to oppose the bill, which they did.

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