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    Since the deadly US Capitol riot, the public and multiple congressional lawmakers have called for an in-depth investigation to examine the events that unfolded on January 6. However, not all officials are in favor of creating the 9/11-style commission, over concerns that it could prove problematic for Republicans ahead of midterm elections.

    Filibuster Death

    Republicans in the US Senate succeeded at blocking the House-passed bill meant to establish a commission to investigate the violent storming of the US Capitol, much to the chagrin of Democrat lawmakers.

    The measure failed with a vote of 54 to 35, well short of the 60 votes that were required to push the effort forward. Although a majority of Republican lawmakers were unified in opposing the initiative, just 10 GOP members were needed to advance the bill.

    US Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ben Sasse (R-NK) were the only members of the GOP who backed the bill.

    After the vote, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted Senate Republicans, and indicated that he may push another vote on the bill at a later time. 

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