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Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot to Begin With Police Testimony

July 14, 2021 by TWN Staff
Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The select committee investigating  the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol will hold its first hearing on July 27 at 9:30 a.m.

The panel, which is chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., will first hear testimony from police officers who defended the Capitol complex during an afternoon-long siege by a pro-Trump mob attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

The much-anticipated public hearing is being held in the Committee on Homeland Security Hearing Room in the Cannon House Office Building.

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