“Recommending that the House of Representatives find Stephen K. Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (On Agreeing to the Resolution)”
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 329
H RES 730 YEA-AND-NAY 21-Oct-2021 4:09 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Recommending that the House of Representatives find Stephen K. Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
REPUBLICAN 9 202 1
TOTALS 229 202 1
— YEAS 229 —
Too bad you aren’t concerned that your constituents can meet you in an open townhall forum to ask you questions about your record.
What are the possible violations you are sooooooooo concerned about?
You scared her with your hard questions Bob. I think that Warrensburg town hall was her last. How long ago was that,? 10 years?
Insurrections have consequences
Remember when you called them thugs and called for them to be punished to the full extent of the law?
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
This is thuggery and violators must be punished to the fullest extent allowed under federal law. We cannot heal our divides as a nation if this lawlessness persists. 4:15 PM · Jan 6, 2021
She has a short memory.
Why are you giving aid and comfort to those who wish to destroy democracy?
I guess since you were complicit in the Jan 6 insurrection, you feel the need to defend these traitors, who by the way violated the personal rights of the Capitol police when they stormed the Capitol. But you were safe, weren’t you?
Hey @RepHartzler …you were just another dimestore seditionist on January 6, voting with the cop-beating mob to overturn an election. You don’t get to “demand” anything. It’s a travesty the 4th District is represented by someone so faithless to democracy.[….]
They’re still trying to comprehend your stupidity.
Seditionists have an Orwellian talent. Instead of identifying the 1/6 attackers as “accused domestic terrorists,” just call them “pretrial defendants” instead. Whatever has seized control of the GOP must above all else keep the money grift going for the next campaign. [….]
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) voted for H. Res. 503, a resolution establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The House Select Committee comes following Senate Republicans’ successful effort to obstruct a bipartisan commission, modeled after the 9/11 commission and passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, to investigate the insurrection that occurred on January 6th.
“January 6, 2021, was one of the darkest days in American history. It is absolutely imperative that Congress conduct a proper investigation into the root causes of the insurrection, the lapses in security, and what we need to do moving forward to ensure another travesty of that nature never occurs again,” said Congressman Cleaver. “When the House of Representatives passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill—negotiated in good faith by the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee—to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission, I was hopeful we could cut through tribalistic politics to provide answers to the American people. Despite attempts from select Senate Republicans to obstruct this desperately needed investigation, I’m proud of the House of Representatives for refusing to simply move on. The American public deserves to know the truth about that tragic day—and with this Select Committee, we’re going to give it to them.”
The Select Committee will be comprised of 13 Members of Congress, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The Committee will be charged with investigating and reporting the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6th domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex, including the organization and execution of the attack, law enforcement and military preparation for and response to the attack, and other factors.
Upon concluding the investigation, the Select Committee will issue a final report to Congress with findings, results, and legislative recommendations.
The vote in the House:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 197 H RES 503 YEA-AND-NAY 30-Jun-2021 3:45 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
—- YEAS 222 —
—- NAYS 190 —
“…Whereas January 6, 2021, was one of the darkest days of our democracy, during which insurrectionists attempted to impede Congress’s Constitutional mandate to validate the presidential election and launched an assault on the United States Capitol Complex that resulted in multiple deaths, physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement, and terror and trauma among staff, institutional employees, press, and Members…”
“…as well as the influencing factors that fomented such an attack on American representative democracy…” They know who they are.
The republican minority in Congress could have had a bipartisan committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. They stonewalled it. Instead, they get a select committee [pdf] via Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D).
The makeup of the committee:
SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT.
There is hereby established the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (hereinafter referred to as the “Select Committee”).
SEC. 2. COMPOSITION.
(a) APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.—The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.
(b) DESIGNATION OF CHAIR.—The Speaker shall designate one Member to serve as chair of the Select Committee.
(c) VACANCIES.—Any vacancy in the Select Committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
What they’re supposed to do:
SEC. 3. PURPOSES.
Consistent with the functions described in section 4, the purposes of the Select Committee are the following:
(1) To investigate and report upon the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex (hereafter referred to as the “domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol’”) and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power, including facts and causes relating to the preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in the National Capital Region and other instrumentalities of government, as well as the influencing factors that fomented such an attack on American representative democracy while engaged in a constitutional process.
(2) To examine and evaluate evidence developed by relevant Federal, State, and local governmental agencies regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol and targeted violence and domestic terrorism relevant to such terrorist attack.
(3) To build upon the investigations of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts by reviewing the investigations, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of other executive branch, congressional, or independent bipartisan or nonpartisan commission investigations into the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol, including investigations into influencing factors related to such attack.
On getting information:
(4) The chair of the Select Committee may authorize and issue subpoenas pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI in the investigation and study conducted pursuant to sections 3 and 4 of this resolution, including for the purpose of taking depositions.
(5) The chair of the Select Committee is authorized to compel by subpoena the furnishing of information by interrogatory.
(6)(A) The chair of the Select Committee, upon consultation with the ranking minority member, may order the taking of depositions, including pursuant to subpoena, by a Member or counsel of the Select Committee, in the same manner as a standing committee pursuant to section 3(b)(1) of House Resolution 8, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress.
(B) Depositions taken under the authority prescribed in this paragraph shall be governed by the procedures submitted by the chair of the Committee on Rules for printing in the Congressional Record on January 4, 2021.
(7) Subpoenas authorized pursuant to this resolution may be signed by the chair of the Select Committee or a designee.
History will not be kind to the insurrectionists and their enablers.
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after she introduced H.Res. 503, which establishes the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol:
“Sadly, as of last week, there remains no prospect for additional votes from Republican Senators to create the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Complex.
“Over the weekend, proposed legislation to establish a Select Committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection was drafted, and it has now been introduced and sent to the Rules Committee.
“January 6th was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day and ensure such an attack cannot again happen. The Select Committee will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of the attack and report recommendations for preventing any future assault.
“Senate Republicans did Mitch McConnell a ‘personal favor’ rather than their patriotic duty and voted against the bipartisan commission negotiated by Democrats and Republicans. But Democrats are determined to find the truth.”
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3233)
Vote Number: 218
Vote Date: May 28, 2021, 11:24 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: H.R. 3233 (National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act )
Measure Title: A bill to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 11
Cory Booker @CoryBooker
Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection. Continuing to ignore facts and avoid pursuing the truth will do nothing to stop this from happening again.
[….] 12:18 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Bernie Sanders (I) [2016 file photo].
Bernie Sanders @SenSanders
It’s a painful day for American democracy that Republicans blocked the creation of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection. I applaud the six Republicans who voted for the commission, but I am saddened that so many are too intimidated by Trump to do the right thing. 12:14 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) [2019 file photo].
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand @gillibrandny
Filibustering a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly violence of January 6th is absolutely shameful. Every single one of us who works in the Capitol — from the Senators to the support staff to the Capitol Police officers — deserved better. We need accountability.
[….] 1:00 PM · May 28, 2021
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 937, As Amended)
Vote Number: 165
Vote Date: April 22, 2021, 01:45 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 937 (COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act)
Measure Title: A bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
YEAs 94 NAYs 1
Not Voting 5
NAYs —1 Hawley (R-MO)
Yes, it is.
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
On Monday, I will introduce a resolution in the Senate to condemn the poisonous rhetoric by the Left and the media about Israel that has helped inspire violence against Jewish people across the world 2:50 PM · May 21, 2021
A few of the responses to Josh Hawley (r):
The same guy who voted no for the bill ‘Hate crimes against Asians Americans’ has a idea. So very predictable Senator.
The “only” guy who voted against the bill.
What are you going to do about Jan 6? Is this you?
Does that mean you want to cancel them? Are you “Pro Cancel-Culture” now?
How does it feel to be polling at 0% for ’24?
Was it worth it?
Poisonous rhetoric? Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black, Josh.
Finally found a group of people you like huh? Since you obviously don’t care about black lives, police lives, and Asian Americans to start.
Narrator: He doesn’t like them either.
Weren’t you the only No vote against a hate crime bill to stop violence against Asians?
So meaningless platitudes?? That’s on brand for you…
But you won’t condemn Jan 6th? Got it.
Doubt it will amount to much considering your mates thinks Jan 6th was just an average tourist day at the Capitol
on Monday, Sen. Karen will continue to wage war against the First Amendment
…and immediately following this the adults in the room will collectively roll their eyes and resume working.
That’s not enough. They need a majority.
MAGA is a race to the bottom and Josh is in the lead.
Just stopped to read what ludicrous claims you were spouting today. Are you job hunting yet?
I hate to break it to you, Josh, but piddly shit like introducing a ridiculously demagogic resolution that stands zero chance of getting to the floor, much less passing, sure ain’t gonna raise you above 0% in that poll about the 2024 GOP nomination that came out the other day.
How about condemning the poisonous rhetoric that led to the Jan 6th storming of the capitol, dead police officers, & a direct threat to our democracy? Oh right, you were spewing that rhetoric & won’t own up to it. #Resign
Hee Haw Hawley is right about 1 thing….
He is an expert on poisonous rhetoric..
I shall not sleep till then. Kidding. I sleep like a baby since Orange Capone is gone. Your flailing for significance amuses me.
Translation: I’m trying real hard to be relevant.
If you only worried about Missourians as much! What have you done for me lately other than be an embarrassment to the people in my state?
Joshy will never be President.
You mean: Jews will not replace us? Or, Jews make laser beams that start fires?
you are like a high school play
all melodrama but totally unbelievable
Poor Josh, reallly wants to be POTUS. Can’t get above 0%.
I just came here to laugh at you.
How about condemning dangerous rhetoric about the election
“Poisonous rhetoric” is your specialist subject, right?
The same people you raised your fist in solidarity with are one in the same with the people that yelled “Jews will not replace us” at Charlottesville
Oh that’s rich. And the Asian community? When do they matter? So sad.
Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Minority Leader McCarthy’s new opposition to the agreement on the bipartisan January 6th Commission reached by his own Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee:
“On Wednesday, the House will vote on the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act. This commission is modeled after the 9/11 Commission to seek the truth of what happened on January 6th. I commend Chairman Bennie Thompson and Ranking Member John Katko for their steadfast leadership in securing a bipartisan agreement. It is important to note that the legislation to create the 9/11 Commission took more than 14 months to enact.
“Democrats made repeated efforts to seek a bipartisan compromise. But Leader McCarthy won’t take yes for an answer. In his February 22 letter, he made three requests to be addressed in Democrats’ discussion draft. Every single one was granted by Democrats, yet he still says no.
“The American people expect and deserve the truth about what happened on January 6th in a manner that strengthens our Democracy and ensures that January 6th never happens again.”
Kevin McCarthy (r) agree? We could have saved you the time.