Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came under fire Wednesday after announcing he would oppose passing a bill to create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

This decision comes just a day after McConnell, R-Ky., hinted that the Republican party was open to the idea of a commission to get to the bottom of the insurrection. He had explained that he wanted to read the fine print before making any rash decisions. 

"After careful consideration, I've made a decision to oppose the House Democrats' slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of Jan. 6," he said Wednesday on the Senate floor.

While there won’t be a decision made until Wednesday night, many on social media expressed their issues with McConnell's decision. 

"House Democrats have handled this proposal in partisan bad faith going right back to the beginning. From initially offering a laughable starting point to continuing to insist on various features under the hood that are designed to centralize control over the commission's process and its conclusions in Democratic hands," McConnell said.

This commission would mimic the one the government created for 9/11, having five Republicans and five Democrats on each side. It would take 60 senators to approve the measure, and the Senate is divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., still plans for the commission to be approved and to bring it to the Senate floor. 

"At the 11th hour, the House Republican leadership turned tail, threw its own negotiators under the bus and decided to try to sabotage the commission," Schumer said on the Senate floor. "Once again, they are caving to Donald Trump and proving that the Republican Party is still drunk off the big lie."

Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, as "a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" after McConnell blamed Trump for the January 6 assault on Congress. Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, as "a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" after McConnell blamed Trump for the January 6 assault on Congress. Photo: AFP / SAUL LOEB