Barack Obama criticizes Republicans for pushing election lie Former president warned in CNN interview ‘the path towards an undemocratic America’ will come ‘in a series of steps’ Analysis | The Senate vote on the bipartisan Jan. 6 commission showed Trump’s power and a government under duressThe leaders of the 9/11 commission decry the Senate vote and say a democracy should not shrink from seeking the truth. Republicans block 9/11-style congressional probe of Capitol riotThe measure to create a bipartisan commission modelled after the 9/11 attacks failed to pass the Senate. U.S. Senate slow to act on probe into deadly Capitol attackRepublicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday were expected to block the creation of a bipartisan inquiry into the deadly assault on the Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters, in a vote delayed by disagreements on a sweeping tech bill. DC officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked at the Capitol riot, says he was 'absolutely sickened' by Mitch McConnell's efforts to quash the Jan. 6 commissionSenate Minority Leader McConnell reportedly asked GOP senators to vote against the January 6 commission as a "personal favor." GOP blocks Capitol riot probe, displaying loyalty to TrumpSenate Republicans have blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol GOP senators block bipartisan commission into Capitol riotSix Republicans back probe, but rest of party votes to torpedo formation of panel looking into deadly January 6 attack, with many lawmakers still in thrall of Trump Republicans block the creation of an independent inquiry into the Jan. 6 riot.The vote was a stinging defeat for proponents of the commission, who had argued that it was the only way to assemble a truly comprehensive account of the riot for a polarized nation.