The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), a surprise vote to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, announced Thursday that he opposes the establishment of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly assault.
Burr, who once led the Senate Intelligence Committee, called the attack by a mob of Trump supporters that left five dead “a grim day for our nation” and alluded to the impeachment trial.
He was one of seven Senate Republicans to join all members of the Democratic caucus in voting to convict Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” in February. The 57 votes fell short of the two-thirds necessary to convict the former president.
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“I don’t believe establishing a new commission is necessary or wise,” says Sen. Richard Burr, one of seven GOP senators who backed Trump’s conviction, all-but dashing hopes for 10 Republicans to break ranks and overcome a filibuster
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 20, 2021