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Jonathan Bernstein

Come On, Jan. 6 Committee! Get Your Act Together.

Public congressional hearings exposing the full story of the Capitol riot are past due. Delay is weakening the lawmakers’ case that they are investigating an urgent threat.

Something happened.

Something happened.

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Where are the hearings?

It’s been eight weeks since Liz Cheney, the top Republican on the House select committee investigating the attack of on the U.S. Capitol of Jan. 6, 2021, promised “multiple weeks of public hearings” to detail everything the committee has learned about the riot and former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn an election he lost. Not only do we have no hearings yet, but we still have no idea when they will begin.