Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had a heated exchange before the vote on the January 6th commission.
First clip at Sen. Schumer’s desk.
Second clip Sen. Schumer gets up from his desk and walks over to Sen. Collins. pic.twitter.com/cwM0b9ThqT
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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), a key GOP moderate, appeared to have a heated exchange on the Senate floor shortly before GOP senators voted to block a bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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A reporter who witnessed the exchange described it as “testy” and said Collins looked “quite angry” afterward and left Schumer shaking his head.
Burgess Everett, a reporter who works for Politico and who overheard the exchange from the Senate gallery, tweeted that Collins told Schumer that something was “totally unbelievable” and that he had “gone back” on something before she voted to advance the House-passed bill to establish an independent commission.
After the heated exchange, Collins joined with Democrats to vote to end the filibuster and start debate on establishing a January 6th commission.
The effort ultimately failed.
B) Six Republicans voted to end the filibuster. They were Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Rob Portman (R-OH).
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 28, 2021
Trump warned Republicans of this commission calling it a “Democrat trap”:
Republicans in the House and Senate should not approve the Democrat trap of the January 6 Commission. 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. Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left. Hopefully, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening!
When will the RINOs learn?