The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will go public with its findings starting this week.
Lawmakers hope to show the American public how democracy came to the brink of disaster. The series of hearings that will take place over the next several weeks begin with a prime-time opener Thursday night in which the nine-member panel plans to give an overview of its 11-month investigation.
The first hearing is expected to be a table-setter for the rest of the subsequent hearings. The committee, comprised of seven Democrats and two Republicans, plans to lay out several areas of information it has gathered throughout its investigation. Lawmakers are also expected to focus part of the first hearing on far-right extremists who broke into the building that day.
Lawmakers plan to have witnesses testify and to display a series of never-before-seen images and exhibits relating to the lead-up to the insurrection and the attack itself. More than 1,000 people have been interviewed by the panel, and only snippets of that testimony have been revealed to the public, mostly through court filings.
CPR News will carry live coverage of the first hearing from NPR, starting at 6 p.m. MST. Watch the video above, click 'Listen Live' on CPR.org or find a station near you.
Previous coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
- These are the Coloradans allegedly involved in storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6
- ‘Trapped and surrounded’ — Colorado’s members of Congress remember January 6th
- Voting rights resolution leads Colorado lawmakers to argue over Jan. 6th, election integrity
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