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Resistance to commission grows among Senate Republicans

The fate of an independent commission to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol will soon rest in the hands of Senate Republicans, many of whom are already signaling they may block the bill from moving forward with arguments that a commission isn't necessary.

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Opinion: How to stop a January 2025 election coup

The top Republican in the US House of Representatives, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, has just announced that he will oppose a very reasonable bipartisan plan to formally investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the worst assault on US democracy in living memory.

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Analysis: The real reasons why McCarthy fears a commission

Days after a bipartisan agreement was reached in the House to form a commission to examine the roots and events of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that he opposes the bill.

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GOP leaders split on the January 6 probe but No. 2 Republican predicts Senate will pass bill 'in some form'

Senate Minority Whip John Thune predicted Monday that his chamber would pass a bill to establish a bipartisan commission probing the January 6 attack "in some form" and seemed content on focusing mainly on the events that transpired at the Capitol, splitting with other GOP leaders who want the investigation to dig into left-wing extremism as well.

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Trumpian political insanity has entered GOP's bloodstream

For the last four years, it has felt as if the world has been careening toward madness. Then, it got worse. The global pandemic seemed like a fitting, dystopian final act. But on January 6, in a grotesquely cinematic climax, violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol. The assault followed the strangest political campaign in memory and a large-scale disinformation operation by the loser and his minions, falsely claiming the election was stolen.

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House strikes deal to create independent January 6 commission

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee struck a deal to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, breaking a months-long logjam between House leaders about how to structure the independent panel.

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Opinion: Battle for US democracy has begun

Last December, as I was putting the finishing touches on my Christmas tree with my son, the peace, serenity and spirit of the evening broke as dozens of individuals showed up on my doorstep. They shouted, "Stop the Steal" into bullhorns in the dark of night. In a scene that would be repeated in greater magnitude and violence one month later at the US Capitol, these men and women called on me to "come outside" and "show myself" so that they could confront me about the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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