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American News May 25, 2021 5:19 AM EST

Mitt Romney says he will support Democrat probe into Jan. 6 riot at US Capitol

"I would support the bill," said Romney who was recently booed and heckled onstage at the Utah GOP Convention.

Mitt Romney says he will support Democrat probe into Jan. 6 riot at US Capitol
Katie Daviscourt Seattle, WA

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Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) became the first GOP senator on Monday to announce his support of a House-passed bill that would create a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

The bill needs the support of 10 Senate Republicans to pass.

"I would support the bill," said Romney who was recently booed and heckled onstage at the Utah GOP Convention.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed to bring the bill up for a vote, which requires 60 votes to defeat the filibuster.

Schumer refrained from providing details as to when he’ll bring up the House bill but told reporters on Monday that it will be "very soon," The Hill reported.

However, the current drafted bill will have a hard time gaining the required votes needed to end the filibuster.

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told reporters he was inclined to vote for it while Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has been in discussions with Democrats about amendments to the bill, according to The Hill.

All three Senators backing the House bill voted to convict Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection after the events that took place on January 6 at the US Capitol, which the former President was acquitted of any wrongdoing.

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