Manchin: Republican filibuster of Jan. 6 commission "unconscionable"

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2021
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) on Friday said Senate Republicans' decision to vote against a bill creating a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots was "unconscionable" and "the betrayal of the oath we each take."

The big picture: Manchin said in a statement on Thursday that Republicans had no excuse to vote against the Jan. 6 commission, saying they "continue to live in fear." He called the Jan. 6 Capitol riots a never-before-seen attack in the U.S. history, "[n]ot even during out nation's horrific Civil War did this happen."

What he's saying: "This commission passed...

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