On January 6, 2021, thousands of M.A.G.A supporters stormed the United States Capitol with the intent to try and stop the certification of the election, which solidified Joe Biden as the new president of the United States of America.
The actions of the M.A.G.A supporters, who have since been labeled domestic terrorist, left behind dishonor, death, and destruction at the nation’s Capitol.
On Friday, Republicans blocked a vote that would form a bipartisan committee to allow the deadly insurrection to be investigated.
The final vote was 54 to 35, falling short of the 60 senators needed to move around a Republican filibuster.
Lawmakers argued that the committee needed to be formed and modeled after the 9/11 attack styled one. This would allow for a truly complete account of the riot in which experts with subpoena power would be able to undertake a thorough study into what happened.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the democratic majority leader, just moments after the vote, asked his Republican colleagues do they remember that day?
He asked them do they remember “the savage mob calling for the execution of Mike Pence, the makeshift gallows outside the Capitol?”
He then added, “Shame on the Republican party for trying to sweep the horrors of that day under the rug because they are afraid of Donald Trump.”
Here are the eleven senators who did not vote on the bill:
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri
Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana
Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina
Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington
Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota
Republican Sen. James Risch of Idaho
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
So far, the Justice Department has opened hundreds of criminal cases against tons of the rioters.