The latest on the January 6 Capitol riot commission

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The U.S. Capitol is seen as national guard members pass by on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021.

The U.S. House voted 252-175 on Wednesday to approve legislation paving the way to create an independent and bipartisan commission to probe the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

"I encourage all members, Republicans and Democrats alike, to put down their swords for once, just for once, and support this bill", Katko said before the House approved the measure. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is opposed and former President Donald Trump is demanding the effort be quashed.

Cheney was ousted from her position as the third-ranking House Republican last week after refusing to support "the big lie" that the election was stolen from Trump.

The issues Collins identified as "resolvable" regard staffing and the timeline.

"There's plenty of time to complete the work", she said Sunday.

'And I'm optimistic that we can get past these issues based on the conversations I've had with the speaker of the House and the House majority leader'. The bill is expected to face a steep climb in the Senate, considering McConnell has already expressed opposition to the legislation. That is my job as his dad and I was not able to do that and I'm sorry."As The Daily Beast reported, Gernon has racked up a string of arrests over the years, serving 68 days in county lockup for a 2018 assault on his father during an argument over a credit-card bill.The Strange New Turn in the Case of 4-Year-Old Cash GernonFollowing his indictment on felony drug possession charges last November, he failed to appear for a March 29, 2021, hearing and thus forfeited a $10,000 bond payment". There is no replacement for an independent bipartisan commission with a mandate to produce a definitive report to the public to clear away myths and fictions and get right on the facts.

That report could be released as early as next month.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is supporting the commission, telling MetroNews such body is necessary to prevent another insurrection.

The moderate Senator from ME said she wanted to see minor amendments to the bill that passed the House, with equal numbers of staff from each party working on the commission and for the report to wrap up this year.

The former president claimed that Republicans have "much better policies" but that the party doesn't stick together. Collins said Sunday that staff should be either jointly appointed by both parties or staffed in equal numbers by both sides.

Thirty-five Republicans joined Democrats to support passing the bill to create a 9/11-style commission, including all 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over his role in fueling the January 6 insurrection.

On the evening of January 6th, as I was walking back to the Capitol after it was cleared of rioters, I received a text message from a constituent who asserted: "Those who stormed the Capitol today are true American heroes".

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