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GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans have blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The Senate fell sort of the 60 votes needed to consider a House-passed bill that would have formed a 10-member commission evenly split between the two parties.

It was another sign of GOP loyalty to former President Donald Trump and a political effort to shift the focus off of the violent insurrection of his supporters that day.

Trump has called the bill a "Democratic trap." Four people died in the riot, and a police officer collapsed and died afterward of what authorities said were natural causes.

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