On January 6, 2021, Americans watched insurrectionists flood the United States Capitol Building. They attacked and beat Capitol Police officers, stalked the building searching for lawmakers to physically assault, and erected a gallows pole to hang the vice president. Now, public hearings for that terrible day have been revealed.
SCOOP: Jan. 6 committee’s current schedule is to stage six public hearings in June — where investigative counsel will lead questioning of witnesses to show how Trump broke the law to overturn the 2020 election. @GuardianUS https://t.co/rR99bIvw4K
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) May 23, 2022
The bipartisan January 6 committee has announced a schedule that includes six hearings, two on prime time and four scheduled for daytime. While some of the individual insurrectionists have already had their day in court, some of the bigger names, such as elected officials in the federal government, have yet to be outed to the public. The hearings are intended to provide a look into the horrors of that day and to point out those responsible in order to hold them accou
The Guardian reports that:
‘According to the draft schedule, the June public hearings will explore Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, starting and ending with prime-time hearings at 8pm on the 9th and the 23rd. In between, the panel will hold 10am hearings on the 13th, 15th, 16th and 21st. The select committee appears to be planning for the hearings to be extensive affairs. The prime-time hearings are currently scheduled to last between 1.5 and 2 hours and the morning hearings between 2 and 2.5 hours.’
Twitter had a lot to say about the announcement, with many saying the hearings are too few, too late, and will result in no consequences for the perpetrators in high places. Read some of their comments below: