Will Republicans Join Democrats in Voting for the January 6th Commission?

TOPSHOT - Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

We all vividly remember the atrocities that happened on January 6th. Even though there was an insurrection, 8 out of 51 Senators still voted to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results. The House is set to vote Wednesday, May 19th to establish an independent commission that would investigate the January 6th insurrection. It is still unknown how many Republicans will join the Democrats in supporting this bill. The bill is expected to pass through the Democratically controlled House, but it is important to see how many Republicans will join them. This comes after some Republicans started to downplay the violence that occurred and Representative Clyde said the insurrectionists were “just tourists”. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came out and said they opposed the bipartisan bill to open an investigation into January 6th. This bill will pass, it does not need Republican support, but the Democrats want bipartisan support. How many, if any, will choose to vote “yay” on this bill?

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