Jul 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

House select committee on Jan. 6 riot to hold first hearing July 27

Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Democratic members of the House Jan. 6 Select Committee on July 1.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Democratic members of the House Jan. 6 select sommittee on July 1. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The House's select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced Wednesday it will hold its first hearing July 27 with law enforcement officers to examine the deadly rampage.

Why it matters: The select committee is moving forward even though House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has yet to choose Republican members to be appointed to the panel.

The big picture: The select committee is meant to be comprised of 13 members, five of whom were to be chosen with consultation with McCarthy, though Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has the final say as to who sits on the panel.

  • Pelosi chose former GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to serve.
  • The House Democrat-led select committee was formed after Republicans blocked a bill that would have established a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to probe the riot.

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