Republican Senator Susan Collins, one of seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict Trump in February, said she believes the commission bill can move forward with changes to ensure bipartisan staffing and a year-end end date.
“I’m optimistic that we can get past these issues,” Collins said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “I strongly support the creation of an independent commission.”
Republicans worry the commission would keep public attention on violence at the Capitol and could reveal new details about Trump’s handling of the emergency that might sour voters on Republican candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.
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