Trump supporters prevent critical Capitol probe: “Shame on Republicans”

Trump's loyalists prevented a decisive Capitol investigation: "Shame on Republicans"
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Nearly five months after the shocking events of January 6, 2021, the waves are not calming down. Republicans loyal to Trump are voting against the storming of the US Capitol.

Washington, DC – Another milestone for Donald Trump in consolidating his power within the Republican Party. Although the former US president was defeated by his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the 2020 US elections, he continues to hold on to the so-called “Big Lie” – his accusation of electoral fraud and the accompanying illegal victory. Bidence. About a quarter of Americans explicitly believe this lie. This is confirmed by a current poll conducted by Reuters / Ipsos from 17 to 19 May. His power appears to be unwavering in the republican base. This must be an important reason why the “Grand Old Party” (GOP) continues to submit to the former president. How much was cleared again on Friday (28 May 2021). On January 6, 2021, when the Republicans won the U.S. Stopped a bipartisan committee investigating the storm in the Capitol. This is another stab in the heart of American democracy.

Most Republican senators voted against the establishment of such a body. Only six Republicans, along with their Democratic counterparts, spoke in favor of the formation of an independent inquiry committee. However, we would have needed ten Republicans to get a 60 to 100 majority in the Senate. The so-called “filibuster” instrument requires a vote of 60 out of 100 senators, approving the end of the debate so that they can vote. Result: 58 to 37 – Victory of 36 Republican MPs against the body. With this unique copy of the US legislative proposal, a minority majority in the Senate is able to block many resolutions. A powerful tool in the hands of Republicans.

Republican Party Prohibits Investigation of US Capitol Storm on January 6, 2021

Democrat Joe Manchin (West Virginia) admitted himself in a video recording of an American newspaper Political trickster Apparently disappointed: “Democrats basically gave everything they wanted” (Republican) Asked about every obstacle that would have been there and now there is no reason not to do so unless they just want to hear the truth, ”said Manchin. The Democratic Party had explicitly approached conservatives in establishing a bipartisan body – 50 percent Republican / 50 percent Democrat. Now they have voted against it. “I never thought that I would watch it closely, that politics outstrips our country” (IM Original: “Trump”) Can. I will fight to save this country. “These are strong words for a politician who is known for his conservative politics and who has enjoyed voting with the Republican Party in the past. And still in favor of the Democratic Party Thorn is: filibuster regulation.

The commission should have the right to invite inside and obtain classified information to investigate the incident in which five people died. January 6 is considered the dark day of American democracy and has shaken the nation deeply. Nevertheless, the Republican Party refuses to come to terms with it – and clearly shows how far it is willing to go to maintain its power. The fate of the GOP is thus more and more closely associated with Donald Trump, knot by knot. It called on his party colleagues to stop the dead body. new York Times The vote was said to be evidence of loyalty to Trump – and the consequences of the accusations of electoral fraud must be rediscovered, attempting to harm the party.

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Donald Trump retains power within Republican Party – Nancy Pelosi is not giving up

Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “The Republican Party is ashamed of trying to hide the horrors of this day under the carpet because they are afraid of Donald Trump.” new York Times According to a few moments after the vote. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, chair of the US House of Representatives, has already announced the possibility of setting up a special investigation with unilateral summoning powers independent of the Republican Party.

Nearly five months after the events of 6 January, the Republican Party again shook American democracy by refusing to come to terms with it. And proved how much power Donald Trump still has. (Aka with material from DPA)

Since the defeat in the US election, Republicans have been working diligently to make the franchise more restrictive. They feature Trump’s “Big Lie”.

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