The U.S. House took a vote earlier this week on a bill (H.R. 3233) to determine if Congress would set up a commission to investigate what happened at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
The commission would be made up of five Democrats and five Republicans. According to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the commission would investigate and report facts from that day’s attack on the Capitol.
All Democrats and 35 Republicans voted to establish the Jan. 6 commission, including Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson.
Congressman Russ Fulcher voted against the the measure.
Idaho Dispatch reached out to both Simpson and Fulcher for a statement on their votes, but neither office has returned our request for comment at this time.
H.R. 3233 will now head to the U.S. Senate. 10 Republicans will have to join all Democrats in order to get it passed.
The Idaho Democrat Party tweeted the following comment about the vote and criticized Fulcher in the post:
This is a vote in support of the mob who stormed the Capitol on January 6th. Russ Fulcher sided with the insurrectionists. Despicable.
The Idaho Republican Party has made no statement or social media post at this time regarding the vote.
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