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Politics Jan. 6 Commission Hearing Live Updates: House Democrats, 2 Republicans Begin Investigation Into Riot

11:55  27 november  2021
11:55  27 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The select committee formed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding its first hearing Tuesday to investigate the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 that delayed the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory.

a group of people standing in a room: The Jan. 6 commission is scheduled to hold its first hearing Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks on the phone as she returns to her office where members of the select committee are meeting on the U.S. Capitol on July 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Jan. 6 commission is scheduled to hold its first hearing Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks on the phone as she returns to her office where members of the select committee are meeting on the U.S. Capitol on July 22, 2021 in Washington, DC.

The hearing will feature testimony from four law enforcement officers who were present at the Capitol that day as a mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters breached the building.

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Seven Democrats were appointed to the committee, including California representatives Pete Aguilar, Zoe Lofgren and Adam Schiff, as well as Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin.

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi is chairing the committee. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, both Republicans, are also serving on the commission.

The hearing begins at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), with Thompson and Cheney to give opening statements.

Stick with Newsweek throughout the day for updates from the hearing.

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How Kevin McCarthy tried to sabotage the House January 6 investigation .
Of course McCarthy never wanted a real investigation into the insurrection he encouraged.Instead, he said at a news conference that House Republicans will conduct their own investigation of an attempt to reject last November’s election results that most of them supported and that was instigated by the leader of their party.

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