Thirty-five Republicans — but none from Minnesota — joined Democrats in the U-S House late Wednesday to approve legislation that would set up an independent “January 6th Commission” to investigate the violent insurrection at the U-S Capitol:

Minnesota Democratic Party Chairman Ken Martin chided Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach and Pete Stauber for voting against a bipartisan commission  because “they know they propped up the Big Lie that helped inspire the assault on the Capitol in the first place.”   Congressman Hagedorn responds House Republicans earlier this year “offered a nonpartisan and balanced solution… to examine the events of January 6th”, but he says Democrats “blocked this effort and instead focused on their political agenda of impeaching former President Trump.”    A “January 6th Commission” faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposes the bill, but would not say whether he’ll actively urge fellow Republicans to vote against it.