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U.S. Republicans clash over Jan 6 panel as Senate debate looms

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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress clashed on Sunday over the need for an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with one lawmaker warning that failure to create the panel could plague the party’s election prospects in 2022 and beyond. A measure to establish the commission passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last week with support from 35 Republicans. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposes the bill, which the Senate is expected to debate this week. “I believe Republicans in the Senate will de…

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