Rebuffing Trump, Republicans join Democrats in bid to set up Capitol riot probe
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India, May 20 -- The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to create a 9/11-style commission to look into the January 6 Capitol riot in Washington, DC.
As many as 35 Republicans supported the move, joining Democrats to hand former US president Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, a resounding rebuke by ignoring his appeal to reject such a panel.
The measure passed 252-175. It has to now secure the support of the evenly split Senate where at least 10 Republicans will need to join Democrats to see it through.
The legislation, which was negotiated by Democratic and Republican leaders of the House committee on homeland security, proposes to create a 10-member commission with five each from the two main parties, who will exercise equ...
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