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January 6th Committee Holds First Public Hearing

  • Witnesses testified about election conspiracies and rioters planning the Capitol insurrection.

The House Select Committee on January 6th held its first public hearing on Thursday to lay out the facts about the attack on the Capitol.

 

In never-before-seen footage of the riot, viewers saw disturbing scenes of rioters attacking police officers. 

 

Witnesses testified that the attack on the Capitol was not an accident. It was a coordinated operation.

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Top 5 Moments

  • Police Officer Caroline Edwards testified that rioters knocked her unconscious and described January 6th as a “war scene.”

  • Ivanka Trump said she respected Attorney General Bill Barr and accepted his assessment that there was no widespread voter fraud. 

  • Multiple GOP members of Congress, including Scott Perry, asked Donald Trump for pardons.

  • Documentary Filmmaker Nick Quested testified he saw Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio meet with Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes in a DC parking garage the day before the insurrection.

  • Numerous rioters said they attacked the Capitol because Trump asked them to. 

 

The next Committee hearing is Monday, June 13 at 10 a.m. ET.


Learn more about the timeline of January 6th.