January 6th Committee to Expose New Details on Capitol Attack
Committee promises never-before-seen details about January 6th.
The House select committee on January 6th is holding its first public meeting this week to release its findings.
The committee says it will present new information about the attack on the Capitol that resulted in the deaths of five police officers.
These findings come after 10 months of private investigations by the panel and about 1,000 interviews.
What to Watch For
The committee said its public hearing will “provide the American people a summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power."
Committee members said they are disturbed by what they have found. In particular, the committee has found a high level of planning and coordination went into attacking the Capitol on January 6th. It was not an accident.
Witnesses called to testify include former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff and chief counsel. Just this week, it surfaced that Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff, told Pence’s Secret Service detail that there may be a threat to the Vice President the day before the insurrection.
Former President Donald Trump is pushing his backers in Congress to support him regardless of what the committee finds. Trump’s team has already asked Republicans in Congress to argue against the committee’s findings.
Meanwhile, Republicans who are not on the committee are unsure what to expect.
You can watch the live stream of the meeting on June 9th at 11 am ET.