In the United States, the House of Representatives approved the creation of a special commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol. In the House, 35 Republicans voted with the Democrats.
The top of the Republican Party was against him; the investigation would be biased and unnecessary. Many Republicans fear Trump will turn on them, analysts say. The former president has been accused of inciting the masses to storm Congress, in part because of his false claim that he lost the election for fraud.
One of the Republicans who accepted the proposal is Liz Cheney. She was number three in the lot but was last week vote an important position for his criticism of Trump. Cheney had repeatedly criticized Trump, saying his party members should distance themselves from his allegations of presidential fraud.
The Senate still votes on the creation of the commission of inquiry. At least 60 out of 100 senators must agree for the bill to pass. That means ten Republicans must vote with Democrats.
The commission of inquiry is supposed to be made up of ten members: five Republicans and an equal number of Democrats.
Several people were killed in the assault on the Capitol. Members of Congress had to be taken to safety when protesters broke into the parliament building. Hundreds of participants have been indicted for their role in the assault.
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