[WATCH] Lt. Gen. Russel Honore Calls For Jan 6th Commission
A Republican filibuster Friday of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sparked outrage among Senate Democrats ranging from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to centrist West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.
It was the first bill to die by a minority filibuster in the era of President Joe Biden, which carries warning signs for the rest of his agenda in the Senate, where Democrats are in charge but need 10 Republicans to move most legislation under the existing rules.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Despite almost being killed in their own workplace while the world watched live on television and live-streamed online, the GOP is continuing to insist no investigation is needed. Terrified of the political ramifications the truth may expose, the 35 Senate Republicans continue to put party ahead of country and voted to block the creation of an independent January 6th Commission modeled on the famed 9/11 Commission which would investigate the Insurrection and attack on the United States Capitol.
The GOP is now being widely criticized for voting against the largest domestic terrorist attack in our nation’s modern history, and the calls for the Democrats to create their own commission are getting louder by the day, along with calls to abolish the filibuster once and for all.
“This should not have happened in the backyard of the FBI, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and in the shadows of the Pentagon,” says @ltgrusselhonore on the need for a Jan. 6 Commission. #Velshi https://t.co/wyKFhpavs7
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) May 30, 2021
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore joined Ali Velshi on MSNBC on Sunday to speak to why there must be a January 6th no matter what. Watch the conversation, below.