The key procedural vote on the Jan. 6 riot commission is underway on the Senate floor, and it is expected to fail to reach the needed 60 votes to move on to the actual bill.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer explained that the deal they’ve made with Republican senators is a “good solution” because they get to vote on the commission, and it occurs “in the light of day, not at three in the morning.”
Schumer also said it’s a deal that Democrats proposed. Schumer said he will speak more on the commission after the vote as well.
⚡️Cloture vote to advance the January 6 Commission bill:
So far, Six Republicans voted YES: Cassidy, Romney, Collins, Sasse, Murkowski, Portman.
We need 4 more Republicans to vote Yes.
Meanwhile, Sen. McConnell is incercepting every Republican Senator as they come to vote.
— Su Mohan #WinBlue #DemsWork4USA (@SuMoh7) May 28, 2021
The vote was 54-35, 11 senators, almost all Republicans, skipped town. Change the rules.
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 28, 2021
Senate Republicans used their first Biden-era filibuster to block a proposed Jan. 6 commission, handing liberals a new argument for nuking the 60-vote threshold https://t.co/uWF3Sf6hYt
— POLITICO (@politico) May 28, 2021
Senate Republican just voted to cover-up a domestic terrorist attack.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 28, 2021
Senate Republicans have just blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection.
The vote was 54 in favor of the commission and 35 against, but because of the Senate’s antiquated filibuster rules, the motion failed for lack of 60 votes. pic.twitter.com/kginMBqHJZ
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 28, 2021