From Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy’s ‘Reliable Sources’ on Friday, March 18:
–During an English-language interview on RT (formerly Russia Today or Rossiya Segodnya) on Friday, “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised Fox News as alone among ‘Western media’ in trying to represent some alternative points of view…”
Senate Republicans blocked a bill on Friday, May 28 to create an independent inquiry to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol Hill riot.
The vote on the January 6 commission was 54 to 35, showing the bill had a bipartisan majority of support with six Republicans voting with Democrats. However, the bill needed 60 votes to advance.Nine Republican senators and two Democrats didn’t vote on the January 6 commission.These are the 11 senators who didn’t vote on the bill:
Apparently it didn’t happen, or if it did, it was just tourists in a peaceful tour of the U.S. Capitol. Any pictures or video of the insurrection are doctored by ‘fake news.’
A crucial Senate vote on a bill to create an independent inquiry to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol Hill riot failed Friday, falling short of the 10 Republican votes needed to advance and illustrating GOP efforts to move on from the insurrection that left five people dead and injured 140 police officers.
VOTER SUPPRESSION IS AN UNFORTUNATE BUT CONSISTENT FEATURE OF THE U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM. LIMITATIONS ON THE RIGHT TO VOTE WERE CODIFIED IN THE JUNE 2013 CASE OF SHELBY COUNTY V. HOLDER, IN WHICH THE U.S. SUPREME COURT GUTTED THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT. THIS DECISION NO LONGER REQUIRED STATES AND LOCALITIES WITH A HISTORY OF SUPPRESSING VOTING RIGHTS TO SUBMIT CHANGES IN THEIR ELECTION LAWS TO THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR REVIEW. SINCE THIS RULING, 25 STATES CREATED NEW OBSTACLES TO VOTE.