Congressional Jan. 6 Committee Plans Next Hearing for Sept. 28

The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the violent Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection attack on the Capitol announced its next public hearing will be on Sept. 28.

The panel’s chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said he expects the public hearing at the end of September would be the panel’s last unless something else happens.

“I can say that unless something else develops, this hearing at this point is the final hearing. But it’s not in stone because things happen,” Thompson said.

The House Select Committee investigating the insurrection held eight hearings over six weeks in June and July. No new hearings have been held since the House reconvened after the August recess. 

At the hearings in June and July, the committee disclosed the findings of its more than year-long probe of events surrounding the deadly assault on the seat of the government by supporters of former Republican President Donald Trump.

The panel has not said when it will release its final report. But the document is widely expected to be made public before the quickly approaching Nov. 8 mid-term elections. The committee’s mandate also runs out at the end of the year, so the report will need to be published before December 31. 

Trump has refused to concede that he lost the election, instead continuously repeating unfounded allegations President Joe Biden was victorious because of electoral fraud.

The committee is trying to establish what Trump did while thousands of his supporters attacked police, vandalized the Capitol and sent members of Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence running for their lives as they met to formally certify the election result.

The Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation about efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election.

The last hearing was also held before the FBI executed a search warrant on Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago.

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