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Both U.S. Senators From Ohio Vote For Jan 6th Commission But It Still Fell Short Of Approval

May 28, 2021

Credit THOMAS HENGEE, SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators voted for the establishment of a commission to investigate the Jan 6th insurrection. 

Republican Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) broke ranks with his party to vote with Democrats including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to establish an independent commission to investigate the insurrection. Portman was one of six Republicans who voted for the plan. But it fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster.

Had this passed, the commission would have had subpoena powers – something a Senate panel Portman served on didn’t have. Five people died on January 6th after a mob supporting former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the election of President Joe Biden.