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Susan Collins said Sunday she "strongly" supports establishing an independent commission to examine the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but there are still issues - although resolvable - with the proposed legislation that passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote Wednesday.

The House voted 213-212 to approve the measure, which faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to advance legislation.

The 10 who backed impeachment included Katko and Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican-Wyoming, Trump's most prominent House GOP critic. His brother, former vice president Mike Pence, was in the Capitol during the attack and was hustled to safety by security officers even as some in the pro-Trump mob were heard shouting "Hang Mike Pence".

"This is about fact".

US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally of his supporters in Washington, January 6, 2021.

It was determined in April that Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes. Therefore, we should acknowledge those 35 lawmakers who chose not to follow House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in his descent into ignominy.

"I never thought I could see what happened on January 6th happen here in America", he said in a statement.

The moderate Senator from ME said she wanted to see minor amendments to the bill that passed the House, with equal numbers of staff from each party working on the commission and for the report to wrap up this year.

Without mentioning names, Meijer said the attack occurred "with the encouragement of prominent elected officials".

Meijer added, "More troubling, there has been an active effort to whitewash and rewrite the shameful events of that day to avoid accountability".

John Cornyn, R-Texas, listens as U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing to examine President Joe Biden's 2021 trade policy agenda. But he opposed impeachment, eased his criticisms of Trump, and opposed the creation of the commission.

Trump on Tuesday urged Republicans to vote against the proposal, calling it a "trap" inspired by "the radical left".

Compare those to the feeble excuses from the majority of the Republicans trying to block an inquiry into, among other things, the culpability of the disgraced former president and possibly of some of their own members. Collins previously told ABC News she was concerned "there could be manipulation to make it go over into the election year for partisan purposes".

Appearing on Fox New Sunday, Kinzinger said it was vital that Congress established a 9/11-style commission into the attack to get to the bottom of what happened. Their numbers included a pair of freshmen from South Florida and Katko, a fourth-term Syracuse-area lawmaker who has survived close races before.

The measure would create a 10-member commission - with five members appointed by each party - to investigate the Capitol riot. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposes the bill, which the Senate is expected to debate this week.