House votes to establish a Jan. 6 commission

Pro-Trump rioters inside the Capitol.
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With a vote of 252-175, the House on Wednesday approved the creation of an independent commissionto investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

There were 35 Republicans who voted in favor of the bill, bucking calls from former President Donald Trump to reject the formation of a commission. During the insurrection, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, with some beating police officers, breaking windows, and stealing items from offices.

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