"Senator Collins put an amendment in there to make it very bipartisan," Garza said, referring to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, one of six Senate Republicans who voted for the bill. Her amendment would have allowed both parties to choose the commission staff members.
"Choosing to put politics and political elections above the health of our democracy is unconscionable," the Democratic senator said. "And the betrayal of the oath we each take is something they will have to live with."
"We implore our Senate Republican colleagues to work with us to find a path forward on a commission to examine the events of January 6th," the lawmakers said in a joint statement.
"The swamp won, Donald...Maybe the power Mitch McConnell has over the GOP is just too much for you," says the video released Monday.
A group of Republican lawmakers are visiting the border, with members of the GOP having branded the situation there a crisis.
Senator Ron Johnson recently sparked outrage for saying that he would have been concerned by the Capitol riot if it had been carried out by Black Lives Matter activists or members of Antifa.
"Blunt consistently backed a president who represented the most dire threat to constitutional democracy," wrote Kevin McDermott of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board.
The former president's second Senate impeachment trial is underway, focused on his actions surrounding the events of January 6.
The president has spoken of his desire for bipartisanship, though some Democrats have suggested taking routes to move forward without Republican support.
"There's some things in there that aren't going to happen," said Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri.
"If we pass [the stimulus package] with 51 votes, we'll pass it with 51 votes," Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said in support of the 'budget reconciliation' process in the Senate.
Democrats may need the support of Senate Republicans to pass the sweeping proposal.
On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that unless all 100 Senators agree to hear an impeachment trial, the upper chamber will not even meet to discuss removing the president until Joe Biden is in office.
Cotton warned that Dems may deny future GOP president-elects who don't win the popular vote from taking office if Senate Republicans undermine the process during Wednesday's joint session vote.
"Maybe they're trying to divert your attention again, but divert it from what? Well, here's one guess: Tomorrow, as we told you, there are two U.S. Senate elections in Georgia," Carlson said.
"Well let's be hopeful that it can happen this week because the sooner it happens, the sooner the checks go out," Pelosi said Wednesday. "So we're not giving up on it."
"Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are turning their backs. Enough! Let the Senate vote on $2,000 checks!" Sanders tweeted on Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has consistently opposed direct checks to individuals, saying it creates a disincentive for people to get back to work.
Tuberville previously said that he would challenge the results of the 2020 election when Congress meets to confirm the vote on January 6.
"COVID-19 doesn't operate along party lines, and neither can we," Democratic Governor Tim Walz tweeted in response to the GOP decision.
GOP senators added $69 billion for "overseas operations" as part of their $696 billion Pentagon spending bill for 2021.
While President Donald Trump has long been at odds with Democrats over a further relief package, he now faces clashing with lawmakers within his own party.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin put forward the administration's most generous plan to date, but both sides of the political aisle rejected it within 24 hours.
The Senate Majority Leader said five district court judges are set to be approved and he expects senators to return to Washington for work Monday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) posted a tweet peddling shirts with "Notorious A.C.B." on them moments after President Donald Trump announced Barrett was his Supreme Court nominee.
Republicans should understand that no matter how ugly the fight over whether to confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court before November 3 becomes, it will be a walk in the park compared to the war for the survival of democracy in which Israelis are now engaged.
They had an obligation to their constituents in 2016 to stop Obama's nominee and they have an obligation to their constituents today to put through President Trump's. No qualifier needed. No phony, pretentious excuses.
Biden said Sunday that if he defeats President Donald Trump in the upcoming election, then Trump's Supreme Court justice nominee should be withdrawn.
The House Speaker didn't rule out a second impeachment against Trump, or new articles of impeachment against Attorney General Bill Barr, as she looks to "meet the needs of the American people."