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U.S. House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack postpones hearing

By: - September 27, 2022 4:34 pm

An intruder holds a Trump flag inside the U.S. Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021. The mob disrupted a joint session of Congress called to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — A Wednesday hearing planned by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian nearing landfall in Florida.

A new date has not been announced.

“In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings,” Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path. The Select Committee’s investigation goes forward and we will soon announce a date for the postponed proceedings,” they continued.

The panel is investigating former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and his involvement in inciting a mob to attack the Capitol. Its eighth hearing, prior to a summer break, was in July.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.