Susan Collins et al. standing in a room: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Senators are struggling to salvage a bill that would create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Moderates in both caucuses are trying to find a path forward, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) drafting potential changes to the bill and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) pleading with Republicans to work with them to find a deal.

But those efforts are producing little movement among GOP senators, underscoring the uphill and unlikely climb supporters of a commission face to getting the 10 Republican votes they would need to advance the bill in the Senate.

“I don’t think I’ll support the commission. Let the Congress and the Senate issue their reports. This thing’s just got politics written all over it, unfortunately. So, we’ll see what happens,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) added that he was similarly unmoved by the changes being shopped around by Collins, saying that he thought the commission sounded like a “political exercise.”

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