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Despite the opposition of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the House passed a bipartisan bill to investigate the January 6 insurrection through an independent, 9/11-style commission last evening. The final vote was 252–175, with 35 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation. It will now go to the Senate; however, with Mitch McConnell’s pronouncement that he will not support this bipartisan commission, the likelihood of 60 Senators voting for it is slim.

The negotiations were brokered by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, and the chairman of the committee,… More

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