January 6th hearings: What can you expect?

The long-awaited series of public hearings will begin Thursday by the House committee that is investigating the Jan.

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09 June 2022 Thursday 07:54
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January 6th hearings: What can you expect?

The long-awaited series of public hearings will begin Thursday by the House committee that is investigating the Jan. 6 deadly riot at U.S. Capitol.

Hours of testimony are expected, and the committee will present new evidence on how a mob led by former President Donald Trump's supporters set up camp at the Capitol to prevent members of Congress from officially recognizing the victory of President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

In the hope of promoting accountability and changing the culture, the panel hopes that the televised hearings show just how fragile America's democracy is.

Rarely has there been a set open to congressional hearings with so much anticipation, but so little certainty of success.

The first of at least half a dozen public hearings by the House committee investigating Jan. 6's attack on Capitol will be held this week. It has already promised shocking revelations that would reveal just how close the U.S. was to losing its democracy.

It's all about democratic resilience. "Can we strengthen our institutions and protect our people from insurrections, coups, and violence?" Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a member of the committee, said to NBC News. "I hope that we can spur the country into making the necessary reforms in order to strengthen democracy."

You can read more at NBCNews.com.

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