The 139 Republicans Who Lied, Fueled An Insurrection And Then Voted To Cover It Up - 2021-06-02

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F0.png The 139 Republicans Who Lied, Fueled An Insurrection And Then Voted To Cover It Up June 2, 2021, Jennifer Bendery, Huffington Post

Why would any U.S. senator or member of Congress oppose an independent commission to investigate what led to a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol ― one aimed squarely at undermining American democracy and the peaceful transfer of power?

The reasons are as cynical as they are obvious: Most of these Republicans lied about the presidential election being stolen from Donald Trump. That lie helped motivate a white supremacist mob of Trump's supporters to smash their way into the Capitol ― some with plans to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Vice President Mike Pence and others ― to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's electoral win. Republicans don't want a respected panel of experts publicly connecting these dots heading into the 2022 elections.

They also don't want to get on Trump's bad side by supporting a commission that would show, in detail, how his lie incited an attack on democracy that left five people dead, hundreds of police officers injured and countless others traumatized.

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