Trey Hollingsworth, U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Bloomington, voted Wednesday in favor of establishing an independent commission that would investigate the violent January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Hollingsworth was one of 35 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote in support of the commission. The bill passed the House in a vote of 252-175, with all 175 votes against the commission coming from Republican representatives.
Five Democrats and five Republicans would be appointed to the 9/11-style commission to investigate, call witnesses and produce a report on the Jan. 6 riots.
The bill will have to be passed by the U.S. Senate for the independent commission to be established.