U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking January 6 Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. [5/28/21]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked legislation to create a commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

It’s hard to believe that, after standing together in a safe room calling our loved ones to say we were safe, so many Republicans would now deny the American people transparency and truth. This proposed commission is bipartisan and balanced—35 Republican members of the House supported it. This should not be a hard choice. Mitch McConnell and much of his caucus are choosing to coddle Trump instead of finding the answers that the Capitol Police, their colleagues, and their country deserve.”