"I hope that Fiihrer Schumer finds the votes and brings the independent commission to the vote again," said MP Madeleine Dean. "It's the best way forward."
Another delay is no way forward. A select committee is one way forward.
If there was a way to get 60 votes in the Senate or to use the vote to put pressure on Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to reform the filibuster, that would be one thing. But unless someone has a compelling reason for this to happen, another Senate vote simply takes time, time that the Democrats don't have much if they are to move President Joe Biden's agenda at all.
Rep. Jamie Raskin is one of those Democrats who think an independent commission would be "by far the best solution". However, he admitted, “It depends on the idea that pressure is building on the vacillating Republicans in the country. And I don't know I definitely feel it, but I'm from Maryland, "The fact is," When McConnell whips his voices, they usually stay pretty much in place. "
An unnamed Senate Democrat repeated that last point and told The Hill, "The outcome will not change."
Unfortunately, some Democrats think it's still a good idea to try and fail as it will force Republicans into another tough vote and heighten the division among them. We have to wonder again whether these Democrats have paid any attention to Republicans in recent years. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is committed to a cover-up and leaves the Democrats with no choice but to carry on with what they can.
As Joan McCarter wrote, there are four options: another Senate vote that allows existing committees to investigate the insurrection, hold a committee responsible for the investigation, or set up a special committee. The first is a recipe for further delays, and the second and third take time and resources away from the regular work of the standing committees. The special committee allows Democrats to limit the number of Republicans involved – since House minority leader Kevin McCarthy can choose which Republicans sit on a special committee, they are certainly among the worst of the worst, but the Democrats would not have done it to enable something like equal representation. Republicans will shout that it is a partisan witch hunt no matter what the Democrats do, so why allow them to interfere with it too?