Thirty-five House GOP members voted Wednesday to create a commission to investigate the events of January 6. The House passed H.R. 3233 with 252 votes for and 175 votes against the measure.
While the bill had strong Democrat support, the legislation surprisingly also had strong support from House Republicans.
Thirty-five Republicans voted for the law, even though House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was publicly against the bill. He slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for not dealing with the issue in good faith.
The ten House GOP members who voted to impeach former President Trump also voted for the investigation into the events of January 6.
The 35 Republicans ran against other House Republicans, like Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX), who said on the House floor leading up to the vote that there were already committees who had the ability to investigate January 6.
Republican Congressman Lance Gooden (TX) said that Nancy Pelosi wants to use the commission as a distraction from the Democrats’ many problems.
He said, “This partisan agenda was designed to distract the public from the crisis at our southern border, President Biden’s wasteful spending policies, and the fact that Democrats would rather defend terrorists than support our ally Israel.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire