Washington, D.C. —
Final Thursday night time, a gaggle from the US Home of Representatives held a particular listening to into the assault on the US Capitol, which came about on January 6, 2021. The listening to, which was the results of an almost year-long investigation, was carried on dwell TV.
The committee is led by Democrat Bennie Thompson, of Mississippi. Republican Consultant Liz Cheney, of Wyoming has the second most essential place. In all, there are seven Democrats and two Republicans. Most Republicans in Congress help Mr. Trump, and didn’t help the investigation.
Ms. Cheney has been strongly criticized by Republicans for collaborating within the investigation. However she has ignored the critics. On Thursday night time she warned Republicans who had been standing up for Mr. Trump,”There’ll come a day when Donald Trump is gone, however your dishonor will stay.”
It’s been almost a 12 months and a half for the reason that assault on the Capitol occurred. Many individuals have forgotten in regards to the occasion. Many others have concepts about what occurred that day that merely aren’t true.
The committee has spent almost a 12 months looking for the reality in regards to the occasions main as much as the rebellion. The individuals on the committee have checked out 1000’s of hours of movies, studied over 100,000 paperwork, and recorded interviews with greater than 1,000 witnesses.
Thursday’s listening to was designed to share data that the committee has collected. However the listening to was additionally meant to generate curiosity within the committee’s outcomes. The committee members are very involved that except People study from what occurred on January 6, one thing related might occur once more.
In the course of the listening to, the committee introduced quotes, experiences, and movies to assist present what really occurred that day. The listening to supplied robust reminders of how violent the assault on the Capitol was. Cops who survived the assault described it as being like a “warfare zone”.
One of many essential factors the committee made was that Ex-President Donald Trump knew that he had misplaced the 2020 election. However as a substitute of accepting the reality, he labored for months to overturn the election outcomes and unfold the false concept that he had received.
One other essential level was that the assault on the Capitol didn’t develop naturally out of protests. The committee confirmed that at the very least two teams which supported Mr. Trump deliberate the assault prematurely.
The listening to additionally confirmed that Mr. Trump made no efforts to cease the assault on the Capitol for hours, though many individuals inspired him to take action.
In the course of the listening to, Ms. Cheney outlined what future hearings will cowl. Amongst different issues, the hearings will give attention to Mr. Trump’s efforts to vary the election outcomes, how the rebellion was organized forward of time, and the trouble to get Mr. Pence to overturn the election outcomes. The subsequent listening to is on Monday morning.
Thursday night time’s listening to was carried dwell on TV stations throughout the US as a substitute of the conventional nightly applications. Over 21 million individuals watched the hearings. The dimensions of that viewers is about the identical as it will be for an essential sports activities occasion.
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One TV channel – Fox Information – refused to hold the hearings. Fox Information is a robust supporter of Mr. Trump and of Republican positions. As a substitute of carrying the listening to, Fox confirmed applications attacking the hearings as “faux”.
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