May 28, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Republican Filibuster of January 6th Commission

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding Republicans’ filibuster of legislation to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th attacks on our Capitol:

“Today is a dark day for the United States Senate. The American people deserve the truth about the January 6th attack on the Capitol. This bipartisan commission is the way to get that – and to prevent another assault on our democracy. But Republicans just filibustered it for purely political purposes – a total dereliction of duty to our country and to the U.S. Capitol Police who put their lives on the line. I’m disgusted – there’s no other way to put it.”