After six months of intense work, the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is preparing to go public. They’ve interviewed more than 300 witnesses, collected tens of thousands of documents and traveled around the country to talk to election officials who were pressured by Donald Trump.
The seven Democrats and two Republicans are united in their commitment to tell the full story of January 6, and they are planning televised hearings and reports that will bring their findings out into the open.
Members of the panel will start revealing their findings against the former president and his allies’ persistent efforts to whitewash the riots and reject suggestions that he helped instigate them. The committee also faces the burden of trying to persuade the American public that their conclusions are fact-based and credible.
“The full picture is coming to light, despite President Trump’s ongoing efforts to hide the picture,” said Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chairwoman and one of its two Republican members.
The committee’s goal is to make a clear connection between the Capitol attack and Trump’s pressure on the states and Congress to overturn Joe Biden’s legitimate election as president.
the lawmakers hope they can present the public with a thorough accounting that captures what could have been “an even more serious and deeper constitutional crisis,” as Cheney put itrt6t5rt
“I think this is one of the single most important congressional investigations in history,” Cheney said.