Allred Statement on the Senate GOP Defeating a Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the Jan. 6th. Attack

May 28, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after most Republicans in the Senate voted to block legislation that would form a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating the deadly insurrection. Six Senate Republicans voted in favor of the commission and the bill fell short of the 60 vote threshold to advance legislation. 

“This bill presented us with a stark choice -- either stand with law enforcement and protect our democracy and our Capitol -- or continue to give credence to the Big Lie,” said Allred. “Senate Republicans are choosing shallow partisanship and loyalty to the former President over what is best for our nation. January 6th was one of the darkest days in our history and we need an independent accounting of what happened to ensure this never happens again. I am deeply disappointed and I will keep working to protect and strengthen our democracy, and stand up for the rule of law.”

On May 19, Allred joined his colleagues from both sides of the aisle in the House in voting to form the commission which was negotiated in a bipartisan manner.