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Jan. 6 Panel Chairman Bennie Thompson Has Covid, But Thursday’s Hearing Will Proceed

  • Committee scheduled to conduct prime-time finale Thursday
  • Thompson tweets that he’s vaccinated and his symptoms are mild
Bennie Thompson

Bennie Thompson

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The committee investigating the assault on the US Capitol plans to proceed with a prime-time hearing on Thursday despite its chairman having tested positive for Covid-19.

Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson tweeted on Tuesday that he is “experiencing mild symptoms.” He said he is vaccinated and boosted.