Collins expresses support for Jan. 6 commission, with conditions

Senator Susan Collins said Sunday she supported the establishment of an independent commission to investigate the January 6th uprising and was optimistic that the Democratic bill could get it done with some amendments by the Senate.

The Maine Republican, who appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” said she was confident the bill could pass the Senate if lawmakers can agree that the commission finalize its work by the end of the year and ensure that the staff is non-partisan. Many Senate Republicans, including minority leader Mitch McConnell, opposed the creation of the commission, and POLITICO reported last week that there was little chance Republicans would agree to an open debate on the bill that the House will pass at 35 Republicans passed “yes”. Voices.

“I strongly support the creation of an independent commission,” said Collins. “I think there are many unanswered questions about the January 6th attacks on the Capitol.”

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