After 11 months, nearly 100 subpoenas and more than 1,000 interviews, the congressional committee investigating the 6 January, 2021, attack on the US Capitol will step out from behind closed doors and hold a series of public hearings to present its findings. The first one is on Thursday.
The Democratic-led committee wants to create a definitive account of the riot and the attempts to undermine the 2020 presidential election results. It could lead to prosecutions and new laws to strengthen election security.
Democrats may also hope the hearings remind Americans of the chaotic Capitol attacks, carried out to buoy a Republican president – and keep that in mind when voters go to the polls for November’s midterm elections.
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