Kyrsten Sinema Mum On Missing Riot Commission Vote

The Arizona Republic reports:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema skipped Friday’s procedural Senate vote on establishing a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. Capitol riot. Senate Republicans, in their first use of the filibuster under President Joe Biden, blocked the legislation from proceeding.

Sinema’s spokesperson, Hannah Hurley, did not immediately respond to The Arizona Republic’s request for comment.

Later in the day, she noted Sinema’s support of the legislation “and has said so publicly, and she will be entering into the Congressional record that she would’ve voted yes.” Hurley declined to explain why Sinema had missed the vote.

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The Seattle Times reports:

Washington Sen. Patty Murray missed a high-profile vote Friday on creating a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

In a statement, Murray said she had to fly home Friday morning for “a personal family matter.”  She provided no further details. Helen Hare, a Murray spokesperson, said she could not provide any more details about Murray’s personal reasons for missing Friday’s vote.