House Democrat-led Jan. 6 select panel schedules first hearing

House Democrat-led Jan. 6 select panel schedules first hearing

The select committee looking into the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol will hold its first hearing July 27, Democratic leaders announced Wednesday.

The panel, which is currently made up of eight House lawmakers — seven Democrats as well as Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming — will hear testimony from law enforcement officers who were assaulted by supporters of former President Donald Trump during the melee.

“We need to hear how they felt, we need to hear what people who broke into the Capitol said to them,” committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told the Associated Press last week.

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The House voted largely along party lines on June 30 to set up the select committee after Senate Republicans blocked legislation to create a 9/11-style commission to examine the origins of the riot.

Pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol, January 6, 2021.© Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) can submit

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