GOP senators block bill to create Capitol riot commission

Senate Republicans have just blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection at our nation’s Capitol through use of the filibuster.

Five people died in the attack, including New Jersey native, police officer Brian Sicknick. Two other officers died by suicide as a result of the traumatic storming of our Capitol. There were hundreds of injuries and more than 300 people, including members of extremist groups Proud Boys and Oathkeepers, that have been charged with federal crimes. Federal agents are still investigating and hundreds more suspects are at large. Justice Department officials have said they may charge some with sedition.