The US House of Representatives approved a commission to investigate the assault on the Capitol.

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source: cnbc.com

The US House of Representatives approved a commission to investigate the assault on the Capitol.

With 252 votes in favor and 175 against, the House of Representatives approved this initiative that now requires the uncertain approval of the Senate to materialize.

A total of 35 Republican lawmakers voted in favor, despite former President Donald Trump's call to oppose it and efforts by party leaders in Congress to prevent defections.

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the formation of an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the capital by followers of former President Donald Trump.

With 252 votes in favor and 175 against, the House of Representatives approved this initiative that now requires the uncertain approval of the Senate to materialize.

Republican 35 Republican lawmakers voted in favor of forming a Commission of Inquiry, despite calls for an inquiry and efforts by party leaders in Congress to prevent instability.

The commission proposal approved by the Lower House takes as a model the one established to investigate the attacks of September 11, 2001, and would consist of 10 members, appointed equally by Democrats and Republicans.

Republican Congressman John Katko and Democrat Bennie Thompson were the architects of the pact after weeks of negotiations.

However, Republican leaders in the last hours turned their backs on the proposal after first showing some ambiguity.

The opposition, along with a statement from Trump on Tuesday night, called on Republican lawmakers to vote against a commission that, if formed, could call it a "democratic trap" to testify. Is.

Republicans need to be tougher and smarter and stop using the radical left. Hope Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening! The former president was referring to party leaders in the Senate and lower house.

Both McCarthy and McConnell, who will vote in the Senate but have already announced that the opposition has complied with the order, have once again demonstrated that Trump would continue to guide the party's destiny. McConnell's opposition is especially relevant since the initiative requires a majority of 60 votes to pass in the Senate, so at least 10 Republicans should support it.

At this time, it seems difficult for Republicans to have this number of defections that authorize the commission's creation.