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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Sanders Statement on Republicans Blocking Insurrection Commission


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Friday issued the following statement after Republican senators blocked legislation creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol:

“It is a painful day for American democracy that Senate Republicans blocked legislation creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection. Today in America, democracy is under assault and authoritarianism, conspiracy theories and political violence are on the rise. I applaud the six Republicans who voted for the commission, but I am saddened that so many others are too intimidated by Trump to do the right thing."

Progressives Threaten to Tank Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal If Their Demands Aren't Met

"A small bipartisan infrastructure bill doesn't have a path forward in the House unless it has a jobs and families package with our progressive priorities alongside it."

Jake Johnson ·

As Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Reached, Sinema Comes Out Against $3.5 Trillion Package

While advocacy groups emphasize the bipartisan plan is far from sufficient, progressive lawmakers are threatening to block it without a robust reconciliation package.

Jessica Corbett ·

Formerly Homeless Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Unhoused Bill of Rights

"We can end this crisis by 2025 if we, as lawmakers and as a country, finally dedicate ourselves to prioritizing those in our communities who have the least."

Brett Wilkins ·

In Texas, Poor People's Campaign Kicks Off 27-Mile 'March for Democracy'

"At this time, when our voting rights are being denied and when economic justice is being denied, we must call out the immoral obstructionism of Congress," said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.

Kenny Stancil ·