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At the beginning of January last year, supporters of the then US President Donald Trump stormed the seat of parliament in Washington. In a few days the first public hearing is supposed to take place.
In the investigative committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 2021 the first public hearing is to take place next Thursday.
The panel announced this on Twitter. The goal is “to present the American people with a summary of our findings on the coordinated, multi-pronged effort to to tip”. According to earlier information from the committee, a total of eight public hearings were planned. The investigative body in the US House of Representatives is tasked with investigating the background to the attack on the Capitol.
Of the nine congressmen on the committee, seven are Democrats and only two are Republicans. The two Republican MPs Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are proven Trump critics. The House of Representatives is currently controlled by the Democrats. In the congressional elections in November, however, they are threatened with losing their majority to the Republicans. Then the committee of inquiry could be threatened. The panel is therefore under pressure to present results as quickly as possible. (dpa)