Published On: Tue, Jul 27th, 2021

House Democrats Hold First Jan. 6 Hearing, Capitol Police Officers Testify

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The select committee formed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began its first hearing Tuesday into the Jan. 6 Capitol incident. Among Democrats, Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) were appointed to the committee, which is chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), two critics of former President Donald Trump, were also tapped to join the panel. Thompson and Cheney were the two first lawmakers to deliver their statements. Cheney said that individuals who were allegedly involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol incident should be called to testify and be held accountable. And if they don’t comply, Cheney added, subpoenas should be sent out. “We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House—every phone call, every conversation, every …

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