Select Committee’s investigation on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Select Committee’s investigation on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

The House January 6 select committee held its third public hearing today surrounding its investigation into the attack on our U.S. Capitol. After conducting 1,000 interviews and gathering 140,000 documents over the course of the year, the committee hearing has made clear in vivid and heart-wrenching detail the lengths to which Trump and his MAGA enablers would go to keep their grip on power. 

In the past week, the committee has laid bare the vicious violence unleashed by Trump supporters onto the U.S. Capitol, which resulted in 140 police officers assaulted, and five deaths during or in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack.

  • “The violence was no accident,” stated Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson as he opened the hearing. “It represented Trump’s last, most desperate chance to halt the transfer of power. And ultimately, Donald Trump — the President of the United States — spurred a mob of domestic enemies of the Constitution to march down the Capitol and subvert American democracy.”
  • According to a recent poll, 65 percent of voters support the House investigation on the Jan. 6 attack and Trump’s attempt to overturn the will of the people.
  • While a majority of voters support holding Trump and MAGA enablers accountable for their criminal acts, many Republican leaders have stood in the way. Coincidently, these same Republicans stood with Trump in attempting to overturn our elections.
  • Overall, 121 Republicans, including seven of North Carolina’s 10 Republican members of Congress, voted to reject Arizona’s presidential election results, and 138 voted to reject Pennsylvania’s results – failing to uphold their constitutional duty, and putting the nation, and their colleagues at serious risk.

Unlike North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd who thinks the Jan. 6 violent attack was “nothing” and “just patriots standing up”, a majority of Americans are keenly aware of the dangers the MAGA faction imposed and are “very” or “somewhat” concerned that Trump Republicans will promote violence to achieve political goals in future elections.

As the 2020 election demonstrated, Americans came out in record number despite state and national attempts to disenfranchise voters, to push back against a divisive and incompetent presidency filled with thousands of falsehoods.

Bottom line:

With the Jan. 6 committee hearings giving us a blunt reminder of the efforts Trump Republicans will take to maintain their power, Americans across the country can hold everyone involved in these attacks accountable, and ensure they never happen again by voting for leaders who will respect the will of the people and protect our freedoms. Find out more about the Jan. 6 investigation and live hearing updates here.

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Alanna Joyner

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