Six Senate Republicans broke from party leadership to vote in favor of the commission.
Supporters of the Januarie 6 kommissie
— including the mother of a Capitol Police officer who died the day after the riot
— pleaded with GOP senators throughout the week in order to convince at least
10 Republicans to back the plan
, but they were unsuccessful
Republicans in the chamber faced pressure to vote down the bill from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who objected to the proposed legislation, arguing that such a commission could prove politically problematic for the GOP ahead of the 2022 middelterme.
These are the six senators who voted to advance the bill:
- Sy. Bill Cassidy van Louisiana
- Sy. Susan Collins van Maine
- Sy. Lisa Murkowski van Alaska
- Sy. Rob Portman of Ohio
- Sy. Mitt Romney van Utah
- Sy. Ben Sasse van Nebraska