Trump Orders Republicans to Block Investigation Into the Insurrection He Caused

Here’s a shock—Donald Trump doesn’t want to hear any more talk of an investigation into the insurrection that was carried out by his biggest fans right after he whipped them up into a frenzy on Jan. 6.

May 18, 2021: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said he was opposed to a bipartisan agreement struck last week that would create an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

On Wednesday, the House is set to vote on legislation that would set up a 9/11-style bipartisan commission to investigate the MAGA riot at the U.S. Capitol.

But, on Tuesday night, Trump ordered his Republican minions in Congress to resist, writing in a statement that his allies in the House and the Senate should not fall for the “Democrat trap” of backing the commission.

He wrote: “It is just more partisan unfairness and unless the murders, riots, and fire bombings in Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are also going to be studied, this discussion should be ended immediately.”

May 19, 2021: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he opposes the bill to create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Citing ongoing arrests and continuing investigations, McConnell said that the commission would be created in “partisan bad faith.”

Meanwhile, Axios reports that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has fallen in behind Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in telling colleagues that he will not be supporting the commission as things stand.

Published by amongthefray

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