Alexander Vindman Rips The GOP Traitors For Jan 6 Cover Up

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Ret. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has now made it known that he’s among the many Americans who are fed up with obstruction from the Senate GOP after the party’s members in the upper Congressional chamber blocked a bill that would have created an independent commission to investigate the January Capitol riot. Because of the chamber’s filibuster rules, 60 votes from the 100-member body were required to proceed, but only 54 Senators voted in favor of the measure.

Vindman shared the following on Twitter after the vote:

‘@SenateGOP republicans voting against the bipartisan #January6thCommission are marked with a [Scarlet] Letter. They failed to hold Trump accountable after impeachment, were complicit in the deaths of 600,000 & participated in an insurrection that threatened to end US democracy. Extremist is @SenateGOP voting against US national security. A moderate response would be to reevaluate the filibuster. @SenateDems need to seriously consider this option.’

The filibuster, as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) recently explained it in his own public call to do away with it, is (in the context of the U.S. Senate) “an arcane Senate rule requiring 60 votes instead of a simple majority to end debate on a piece of legislation and bring it to a vote.” That means that whichever party is in the minority in the chamber can use that procedural mechanism to stop most legislation from ever moving to a final vote, because taking that step and progressing forward generally requires their cooperation. Pressure to do something about the filibuster — and the de facto veto power that it provides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — has grown.

Meanwhile, Vindman rose to particular prominence over his role in the first impeachment proceedings against then-President Donald Trump. The then-president was scrutinized over a phone conversation in which he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens, and although Trump claimed that the call was “perfect,” Vindman — in his then-role working as part of the National Security Council — had actually listened to the call and knew the truth. He then shared that truth with Congress in public testimony.