Full list of Republicans who wanted an investigation into the Capitol riots

In May 2021, legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot failed to pass the Senate in a 54-35-11. vote after the House voted to move the measure forward.

Now, more than a year after the independent commission was shut down, a House committee formed to investigate the attack on the Capitol will begin presenting its findings during a prime-time live broadcast scheduled for Thursday. The panel of two Republicans and seven Democrats ‘will provide the American people with an initial summary of its findings on the multi-step coordinated effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power,’ according to a hearing. the description.

Despite the failure to create the independent commission in the upper house of Congress, the prospect of such a move was enough to spur dozens of Republican lawmakers to side with their fellow Democrats and independents opposite.

Although the Senate failed to pass a bill last year establishing an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the effort was supported by dozens of GOP lawmakers as well as their fellow Democrats and Independents in the House and Senate. Above, Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Capitol siege, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger are shown during a committee meeting on Capitol Hill on Dec. 1, 2021.
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The full list of House Republicans who voted in favor of the Jan. 6 commission is as follows: Don Bacon (NE); Cliff Bentz (OR); Stephanie Bice (OK); Liz Cheney (WY); John Curtis (UT); Rodney Davis (Illinois); Brian Fitzpatrick (AP); Jeff Fortenberry (NE); Andrew Garbarino (New York).

Carlos Gimenez (FL); Tony Gonzales (TX); Anthony Gonzalez (OH); Michael Guest (MS); Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA); French Hill (AR); Trey Hollingsworth (IN); Chris Jacobs (New York); Dusty Johnson (SD); David Joyce (OH); John Katko (New York).

Adam Kinzinger (Illinois); David McKinley (WV); Peter Meijer (MI); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA); Blake Moore (UT); Dan Newhouse (WA); Tom Reed (New York); Tom Rice (SC); Maria Salazar (FL); Mike Simpson (ID); Chris Smith (NJ); Van Taylor (Texas); Fred Upton (MI); David Valadao (CA); and Steve Womack (AR).

The full list of Senate Republicans who voted in favor of the Jan. 6 commission is as follows: Bill Cassidy (LA); Susan Collins (ME); Lisa Murkowski (AK); Rob Portman (OH); Mitt Romney (UT); and Ben Sasse (NE).

Some of those Republican members of Congress who supported the independent commission legislation have since resigned or announced that they will not seek re-election. Kinzinger and Gonzalez, for example, are not seeking reelection, and Reed resigned last month after being accused of sexual misconduct.

Prior to his resignation, Reed had already announced his intention not to seek re-election in 2022.

Two of the House Republicans, fierce Trump critics Cheney and Kinzinger, who voted to create the independent commission, are among the House members of the select committee currently investigating the Capitol riot.

The panel is chaired by Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi. The six other Democratic representatives on the committee are: Zoe Lofgren (CA); Elaine Luria (VA); Adam Schiff (CA); Pete Aguilar (CA); Stephanie Murphy (FL); and Jamie Raskin (MD).