Democrat makes plea for U.S. Capitol riot probe as Senate nears vote

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By Susan Cornwell and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A moderate Democrat made an eleventh-hour appeal on Thursday to Republicans in the U.S. Senate to support a commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, but the idea seemed to lack critical support ahead of a vote. “There is no excuse for any Republican to vote against this commission since Democrats have agreed to everything they asked for,” Senator Joe Manchin wrote on Twitter. Supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6 while Congress was certifying the election victory of De…

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