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MoveOn Statement on the GOP’s Use of the Filibuster to Prevent an Investigation into the Capitol Insurrection

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rahna Epting, the executive director of MoveOn, released the following statement regarding Republicans’ use of the filibuster to prevent the creation of a January 6 Commission:

“Today, Mitch McConnell used the Jim Crow-era filibuster to do exactly what it was created for — propping up white supremacy at the expense of democracy. Even for the GOP — which has repeatedly proven it is not a serious governing party — this is a new low. Today’s Republican party will do anything to grab for power, the American people be damned. 

“Democrats must work to abolish the filibuster immediately and proceed with investigating the January 6 attacks through the House of Representatives. Democrats must also move past attempting to negotiate with this GOP and govern for the people — including working to pass the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan immediately. We can no longer waste time working with people who are not serious about governing.”