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35 House Republicans Defy Leadership, Vote in Favor of Commission on January 6 Insurrection

HeadlineMay 20, 2021

The House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Thirty-five Republicans joined Democrats in favor of the bill. Indiana Congressmember Greg Pence, the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence, voted against the bill, even though Pence had to be evacuated on January 6 as the mob of insurrectionists called for him to be hanged. The measure’s fate now rests in the Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to oppose it. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy also opposed the bill.

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