Mitt Romney Caves to Democrat Pressure Over January 6th Commission

Mitt Romney Caves to Democrat Pressure Over January 6th Commission

(RepublicanNews.org) – To say there’s no love lost between Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and former President Donald Trump would be a huge understatement. Romney has spoken out against Trump on several occasions, and he voted to convict the former president at the conclusion of his second impeachment trial.

On Monday, May 24, Romney was at it again. He said that he would vote to pass a bill to create a commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Romney confirmed his decision while speaking to CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju on Capitol Hill. Romney said he “would support the bill” were Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to call for a vote on it. His admission made him the first Republican to say they would join ranks with Democrats.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) told reporters on Tuesday that she, too, would vote to pass the bill. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) previously stated he leaned towards voting for a commission but never said he definitely would.

Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to vote for the measure, which remains doubtful.

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