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Wed May 26, 2021, 04:49 PM

Collins races to save Jan. 6 commission from filibuster

Source: Politico

Susan Collins is making a last-ditch attempt to broker a bipartisan compromise on the independent Jan. 6 commission, even as Republican leaders rush to quash the panel.

The moderate Mainer finished her revisions to the House-passed commission bill Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid a Republican filibuster that could occur as soon as Thursday. Collins made two key tweaks that she’s hoping can win some more Republican votes, although she faces a potential uphill battle with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“I want to have a commission. The House bill needs to be improved. And one of the flaws of the House bill is that it has the chairman essentially appointing all of the staff,” Collins said. “For the commission to be successful it has to be nonpartisan and we know that if it’s stacked with partisan staff that it will get off to a bad start.”

She declined to say whether or not she can get nine more Republicans to go along with her — a necessity to pass the bill. But she did say she will vote this week to break a filibuster and that “most people that I talk to believe that this would improve the bill regardless of whether they’re for the commission or not.”


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/26/susan-collins-jan6-commission-fillibuster-490990

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Reply Collins races to save Jan. 6 commission from filibuster (Original post)
brooklynite May 2021 OP
SoCalDavidS May 2021 #1
Midnight Writer May 2021 #2
SoCalDavidS May 2021 #3
NCDem47 May 2021 #4
TwilightZone May 2021 #5
turbinetree May 2021 #6
pwb May 2021 #7
Mike Nelson May 2021 #8
groundloop May 2021 #9
Alpeduez21 May 2021 #10
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #11
BradAllison May 2021 #17
TomDaisy May 2021 #12
PoliticAverse May 2021 #13
The Polack MSgt May 2021 #14
Kablooie May 2021 #15
LymphocyteLover May 2021 #16
BootinUp May 2021 #18
JHB May 2021 #19
ShazamIam May 2021 #20
appmanga May 2021 #21
apnu May 2021 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 04:58 PM

1. Another Sign This Bill Has ZERO Chance Of Passing

Susan is "concerned." But she can appear as a moderate, even though her vote is meaningless.

So that's a total of 3 potential Yes's by the repub fascists. I wonder who the other 2 will be. I stand by my prediction of no more than 56 yes votes to end filibuster. Might as well be 2 votes, for all the good it will do.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Wed May 26, 2021, 05:04 PM

2. Yes, this is just positioning on her part.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Wed May 26, 2021, 05:06 PM

3. If The Threshold Were Even Slightly In Danger, We Would Not Be Hearing A Peep From Her nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 05:29 PM

4. Politico was waaaay too generous in calling her "moderate"

EVERYONE is on to her good cop to other Rs bad cop routine. N

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #4)

Wed May 26, 2021, 05:51 PM

5. Compared to the vast majority of the party, she is a moderate.

That's how bad it's gotten. In the 116th Congress, she voted against Trump 56% of the time.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/susan-m-collins/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 05:52 PM

6. She is not "moderate"......she is a political hack....who is "concerned"...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 06:04 PM

7. How many times has she claimed to save things and turned?

Every? Pukes put her out there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 06:40 PM

8. I think...

... she's interested in a race to end the investigation. She wants a 30 day limit. This will enable her and Mitch's gang to stall until the clock runs out. What "time limit" did they put on investigating Hillary's "missing emails"?

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Wed May 26, 2021, 06:48 PM

9. WE want the truth, no matter what... THEY are only concerned about political games.

I hope the hell that Democrats are using this hiding the truth to full political advantage.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 07:01 PM

10. Repukes in the house got everything they asked for

so no way is this NOT a bipartisan bill.

Repukes are so fucking stupid

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 07:11 PM

11. She's never moved this 'moderate' soon after winning reelection

I still think her and Joe are talking

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Wed May 26, 2021, 08:53 PM

17. Maybe that PAC funneling her money being investigated has her nervous n/m

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 07:44 PM

12. I don't know whether to laugh or cry

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 08:15 PM

13. She sounds concerned. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 08:20 PM

14. Her amendment is a front - It emasculates the power of the chairman to direct the line questioning

and basically allows the Co-Chair to take whatever they feel like off the table - At least that's what I thought with a 5 minute scan of the document

Greg Sargent pans the amendment as well, and links to it in this tweet:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 08:21 PM

15. What a waste of time! Why don't they just give up.

As long as the filibuster remains McConnell is the only person who matters.
He has complete control of the Senate as to if a bill moves forward or dies and of course he will kill every single thing Democrats propose.

When will they ever get past this bi-partisan crap and concede that McConnell will own the Senate for as long as he lives, in the majority and the minority, unless the filibuster is eliminated.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 08:28 PM

16. How charming... and utterly useless

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 09:11 PM

18. kabuki theater nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 09:14 PM

19. I suspect her "racing" will be just as influential as her "concern"...

...when it comes down to actual votes. Including hers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:22 PM

20. Susan wants to add some, condiditons, that will make the commission a total waste of time.

I think she sold out to the teaparty leaders right after Nov. 2008. She is a pure poser and hard line Republican voter since then, never mind her occasional expressions of concern. John McCain saved the ACA, not Susan Collins.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:31 PM

21. The biggest fake in the Senate...

...is at it again. This is another incident of the strategic slow walking the Republicans are doing while pretending they're interested in being bipartisan. Capito on infrastructure, Tim Scott on the George Floyd bill, and now ShamMaster Susie is joining in on the Jan. 6 commission.

A Memorial Day recess is coming up. Soon after will be the July 4th recess soon followed by the August recess. The days to get something done quickly dwindle away while the obstructionists claim to be wanting bipartisan solutions that equate to "do it our way".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:32 AM

22. Translation: Republicans want more partisans on the staff

They are mad they can’t stuff the commission with their own weirdos to muck up the process.

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