Jun 2, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Jan. 6 committee to hold first public hearing during prime time

Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol vote to pass a motion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 28, 2022. .
Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol vote to pass a motion on March 28. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will host its first hearing next week during prime time.

Driving the news: "The committee will present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and 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," the committee said in a statement.

Details: The committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 9, at 8pm at a House office building.

  • Information about witnesses will be released next week.
  • The hearing will be streamed online.

Context: Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told MSNBC that there could be eight hearings throughout June.

What they're saying: "The prime-time slot indicates the committee is eager to make a case to a broad audience, including many who may have seen the events unfold live on television as rioters stormed the Capitol," The Hill writes.

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