What To Expect From House’s Partisan Probe Of Capitol Riot


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By Fred Lucas ~

Amid partisan acrimony, the first hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol will convene Tuesday.

The panel investigating the Capitol riot has seven Democrats and two Republicans—all appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., arrives Thursday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office for a meeting with members of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The original plan was that Pelosi would name eight members and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would name five. However, when Pelosi rejected two Republican appointees in a highly unusual move, McCarthy pulled the others as well.

Law enforcement officials are scheduled to provide testimony on the opening day about what they saw Jan. 6 as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.

Set to testify are Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonell, officers with…

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