Six Senate Republicans voted Friday to advance legislation that would create a commission to investigate the riots and protests on January 6.
The six Republicans voted to advance H.R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act. These Senate Republicans voted for the bill despite the opposition of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
These Republicans include:
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Susan Collins (R-ME) Ben Sasse (R-NE) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Mitt Romney (R-UT) Rob Portman (R-OH)
The six Rs who voted to advance bill:
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Cassidy, Collins, Sasse, Romney, and Murkowski voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in February, alleging the 45th president incited an insurrection.
Many Senate Republicans supported efforts to investigate the proceedings of the January 6 protests; however, they