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Capitol Riot Panel Weighs Televised Hearings in Prime Time

  • Chairman Thompson wants ‘best opportunity’ for public viewing
  • Panel to likely invite GOP leader for voluntary interview
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The House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is considering holding televised hearings during prime evening viewing hours so that the public can have “the best opportunity” to hear testimony and evaluate evidence, the panel’s chairman said.

“Maybe a series of hearings,” Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said Tuesday in an interview. “The public needs to know, needs to hear from people under oath about what led up to Jan. 6th, and to some degree, what has continued after Jan. 6.”