Jan. 6 Committee’s Next Public Hearing: How to Watch Thursday

The US House committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol delayed its Wednesday listening to to Thursday. Scheduling conflicts have been reportedly the problem for suspending the listening to sooner or later. 

Formed practically a 12 months in the past, the select committee has been investigating the circumstances behind the Jan. 6 assault and people who influenced the more than 800 people who have been criminally charged in an try to cease Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s win within the 2020 election. The committee has had two public hearings thus far with not less than three extra deliberate for June.

When is the subsequent Jan. 6 committee listening to? 

The third public listening to is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. 

How can I watch it? 

Hearings might be out there reside on C-SPAN and the Jan. 6 committee’s YouTube channel. So far, it is unclear if networks will carry the subsequent hearings reside. 

What is the schedule for the remainder of the Jan. 6 committee hearings? 

After the June 16 listening to, the next hearings are tentatively scheduled:

  • June 21 at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET
  • June 23 throughout prime time

What did the committee reveal within the first listening to?

The first listening to, on June 9, gave an summary of what to anticipate whereas additionally exhibiting never-before-seen deposition testimony and pictures from the Capitol riot. 

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee chairman and a Democrat from Mississippi, and Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee vice chairwoman and a Republican from Wyoming, spoke all through the two-hour listening to. They revealed how officers from Donald Trump’s administration didn’t believe his claims of voter fraud, how a number of Republican members of Congress (*6*) in attempting to overturn the election, and the way, when the mob chanted “Hang Mike Pence,” the vp, Trump said: “He deserves it.”

The second half of the listening to included testimony from two witnesses: documentary filmmaker Nick Quested and Capitol police officer Caroline Edwards. Quested had been embedded with the far-right group The Proud Boys and was in attendance at a discreet assembly on Jan. 5 between the group’s chief on the time, Enrique Tarrio, and Stewart Rhodes, the chief of one other far-right group known as the Oath Keepers. TarrioRhodes and different members of their teams have since been charged with seditious conspiracy for his or her actions. 

In his testimony, Quested additionally confirmed that there have been a whole bunch of Proud Boys who have been making their means to the Capitol on the morning of Jan. 6 earlier than Trump gave his speech that day, which was the catalyst for different supporters to transfer towards the Capitol, the place Congress can be certifying Biden’s election win. 

Edwards testified concerning the violence on Jan. 6 dedicated by the mob of Trump followers. She additionally spoke about her accidents on that day.

What did the second listening to inform us?

Monday’s listening to seemed on the false claims made by Trump and his administration that the 2020 presidential election was supposedly stolen, which has been dubbed the “Big Lie.” 

Video testimony from former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann, former White House employees secretary Derek Lyons, former Attorney General Bill Barr and others, performed through the listening to, confirmed these officers confirming there was no foundation for the claims of election fraud. 

Former US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak, former Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt and election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg supplied reside witness testimony debunking the claims made by Trump and his administration. The committee additionally revealed the discovering of its investigation into how the conspiracies concerning the election have been used to elevate a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of {dollars} for pro-Trump political organizations. 

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