U.S. House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack postpones hearing
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol postponed a planned Wednesday hearing because of Hurricane Ian, said U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), committee chair, seen here speaking to reporters Sept. 13, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/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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