GOP senators block Jan. 6 commission, likely ending bid for independent probe of Capitol riot The Senate did not muster the 10 Republican votes needed to clear a procedural hurdle for the legislation. 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. 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’ blocking of the Capitol commission shows how deep the rot isAnalysis: one of America’s two major parties now falls outside the democratic mainstream but are Democrats taking the existential threat seriously? Democrats seize on GOP opposition to Jan. 6 commissionDemocrats are hammering Republicans over their opposition to a Jan. 6 commission as they look to retain control of Congress next year. Senate Republicans expected to block vote on January 6 commissionSenate Republicans are expected to block on Thursday a bill creating a commission to investigate the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol on January 6, which left five dead and about 140 police officers injured. Analysis | The great capitulation on the Jan. 6 commissionIf anything says "broken Congress," it's difficult to do better than failing to agree on a bipartisan proposal to examine an attack on itself. House Backs Jan. 6 Commission, but Senate Path DimsThe vote was a victory for Democrats, who were joined by 35 Republicans in pushing for a full accounting of the deadly riot. But Mitch McConnell voiced opposition, clouding Senate prospects.