Susan Collins to support breaking Jan. 6th commission filibuster, Romney, Murkowski are on board

Republican Senator Susan Collins will join Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Murkowski  in voting against a filibuster that would block the formation of a commission to examine the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Per This Week “The moderate Republican wants a commission, but isn’t sold on the House-passed bill that would create the commission in its current iteration. Still, moving it forward gives her the opportunity to make a couple of potentially key revisions, including having the chair and vice chair of the committee jointly appoint staff to avoid tipping the panel predominantly toward Democrats, as the GOP fears. Her other change involves disbanding the panel 30 days after it submits final report, rather than the 60 set by the House bill.”

Both Romney and Murkowski support Collins proposed changes.

These include “having the chair and vice chair of the committee jointly appoint staff to avoid tipping the panel predominantly toward Democrats, as the GOP fears. Her other change involves disbanding the panel 30 days after it submits final report, rather than the 60 set by the House bill.”

The report adds that Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) may be next in line, but that still wouldn’t get to the 60 votes necessary to prevent a filibuster.

Collins told Politico “most people that I talk to believe that this would improve the bill regardless of whether they’re for the commission.”