Trump takes aim at 35 Republicans who voted to form Jan. 6 commission

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the 35 House Republicans that voted in favor of establishing a commission to examine the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol, suggesting it could price them help from his base. 

While almost three dozen Republicans supported the invoice, Trump named Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who was lately ousted from her management function over her criticisms of the previous president and his function within the assault, and frequent Trump critics Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) whereas slamming its proponents regardless of the Senate not but having voted on the measure. House GOP management didn’t formally whip its members towards the measure, however urged a “no vote.” 

“See, 35 wayward Republicans — they just can’t help themselves. We have much better policy and are much better for the Country, but the Democrats stick together, the Republicans don’t,” he stated in an announcement. 

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol.
Liz Cheney was amongst these who voted in favor of opening a commission on the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
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“They don’t have the Romney’s, Little Ben Sasse’s, and Cheney’s of the world. Unfortunately, we do. Sometimes there are penalties to being ineffective and weak. The voters perceive!

Trump had launched an announcement forward of the vote — which handed in a 252-175 vote on Wednesday — urging lawmakers to reject the measure, alleging the bipartisan deal that was struck between House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) final week was “more partisan unfairness” by Democrats.

Under the laws — which carefully mirrored the GOP proposal laid out earlier this yr — every occasion would choose 5 commissioners to look into the safety shortcomings that allowed a mob of pro-Trump rioters to breach the Capitol constructing in an try to disrupt the certification of the election outcomes.

Current authorities officers could be prohibited from serving on the panel, which might be tasked with issuing a report by the top of the yr with its findings and proposals to stop comparable cases of violence from happening on Capitol grounds.  Despite its passage within the House, it seems lifeless on arrival within the higher chamber, with Senate Minority Leader (*6*) to the invoice in its present form. 

Plenty of Republicans who got here out towards the measure, together with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), took challenge with the scope of the commission, arguing it ought to examine a broader vary of cases of political violence. But others, most notably Cheney, argued gravity of the riot  — which led to 5 deaths and a whole bunch of injures — when a pro-Trump mob breached the constructing in an effort to derail the certification of the election warranted its personal investigation, 

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., makes his opening statement during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
While not a member of the House, Sen. Ben Sasse was not spared criticism from former President Trump.
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GOP Reps. French Hill (Ark.) , Steve Womack (Ark.) David Valadao (Calif.) Carlos Gimenez (Fla.), Maria Salazar (Fla.), Mike Simpson (Idaho) Rodney Davis (Ill.), Kinzinger (Ill.), Trey Hollingsworth (Ind.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa) Peter Meijer (Mich.), Fred Upton (Mich.), Michael Guest (Miss.), Jeff Fortenberry (Neb.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Chris Smith (N.J.), Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), Katko, Chris Jacobs (N.Y.), Dave Joyce (Ohio), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Stephanie Bice (Okla.), Cliff Bentz (Ore.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Tom Rice (S.C.), Dusty Johnson (S.D.), Van Taylor (Texas), Tony Gonzales (Texas), Blake Moore (Utah), John Curtis (Utah), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Dan Newhouse (Wash.), David McKinley (W.V.) and Cheney voted in favor of the invoice. 

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