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.