35 Republicans buck Trump, back study of Jan. 6 Capitol riot


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Dec 1, 2020
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WASHINGTON -- Thirty-five House Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday in voting to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, risking the wrath of former President Donald Trump and flouting GOP leaders who condemned the proposal as unfairly partisan and unneeded.

The Republican mavericks were led by New York Rep. John Katko, who wrote the measure with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. Katko, that panel's top Republican, was battling two tides that have overwhelmed Congress in recent years: the nearly overwhelming potency Trump still has among Republicans and a jagged-edged partisanship that often confounds even mundane legislation.

"I encourage all members, Republicans and Democrats alike, to put down their swords for once, just for once, and support this bill," Katko said before the House approved the measure.

Kevin McCarthy is an ass-sucking traitor to the constitution.
Kevin McCarthy is an ass-sucking traitor to the constitution.
Yes, he is.

He is scared to death that if this commission gets put together, he's going to have to get up there under oath and explain exactly what he and Trump talked about that day as the capital was ransacked.

And he doesn't want to do that for two reasons: First, it'll show that Trump knew full well what was going on and refused to lift a finger to stop it. Second, it'll show that McCarthy, knowing that all along, still kissed Trump's ass and did his bidding.

Having people think it is one thing. Having people hear it come out of your own mouth is another thing entirely.