Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, said the panel is looking to hold its first hearing the week lawmakers in the lower chamber return from their July recess.
The House voted to establish the select committee late last month, with just two Republicans — Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) — joining Democrats in supporting the measure.
“We expect to have a hearing within 10 days, to talk to the rank and file of the Capitol Police, to talk to the support staff who had to hide and call it to know the things and then had to be tasked with cleaning up the mess after the riot occurred,” Thompson (D-Miss.) said during an appearance on MSNBC on Friday.
“So we want to hear from them, you know, some of these people just want to come to work and go home, they should not have been