Senate Republicans blocked a bill creating a commission to investigate the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6.
The vote was 54-35, with only 6 Republican Senators joining Democrats.
Passage of the measure required 60 votes.
Following the vote, Chuck Schumer said in a speech after the vote “Donald Trump’s big lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party.”
“Shame on the Republican Party for trying to sweep the horrors of that day under the rug because they’re afraid of Donald Trump,” he added.
Schumer also tweeted:
This Senate will vote on the #ForThePeople Act in June.
It is essential to defending our democracy and stopping the wave of Republican voter suppression happening in the states in service of Donald Trump’s Big Lie.
Donald Trump’s Big Lie is now the defining principle of what was once the party of Lincoln.
Donald Trump’s Big Lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party.