Jul 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Officers attacked at Jan. 6 Capitol riots to testify at select panel's first hearing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a white suit, addresses reporters.
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 Jan. 6 select committee's first hearing on July 27 will feature law enforcement officers who were subject to some of the highest-profile acts of violence during the Capitol insurrection, Politico reports.

Why it matters: The officers, who suffered a range of traumas, have demanded accountability from the Republicans who downplayed the events or voted against certifying the 2020 election results that day.

Details: The select committee will hear from...

The bottom line: 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, Axios' Jacob Knutson writes.

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