House Jan. 6 panel postpones hearing set for Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian

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  • The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots is postponing its next public hearing because of a major storm.
  • The hearing will be announced later, said committee chair Representative Benny Thompson, D-Miss., and vice president Representative Liz Cheney, R-Vio.
  • “In light of the impact of Hurricane Ian in parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings,” Thompson and Cheney said.

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots is postponing its next public hearing because of a big stormThe panel leaders made the announcement on Tuesday.

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The hearing, which was scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, will now be held on a date to be announced later, said committee chair Rep. Benny Thompson, D-Miss., and vice president Representative Liz Cheney, R-Vy. said in a joint statement.

“In light of the impact of Hurricane Ian in parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings,” Thompson and Cheney said.

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“We are praying for the safety of all those in the path of the storm. The investigation of the select committee is progressing and we will announce the date of the adjourned proceedings soon,” he said.

came after a delay Hurricane IanA Category 3 hurricane expected to engulf Florida with strong winds and heavy rainfall, made landfall in Cuba.

Forecasters predict that Ian may strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane by Tuesday evening.

The next hearing of the panel will be its ninth and first since the end of July.

The committee is investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the January 6, 2021 riots, when a violent mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. The rebellion forced lawmakers to flee their chambers and temporarily barred them from ratifying President Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 election.

At the now adjourned hearing, the panel was expected to show clips of Roger Stone, a longtime political operative and Trump confidant, talking about challenging the 2020 election results, NBC News reported,

The postponement was announced less than two months before the midterm election, when Republicans hope to retake majority control of the House and Senate.

Cheney, who lost his GOP primary race to a Trump-backed challenger last month, has vowed to do all he can to keep Trump out of the White House. But Trump remains a key figure in the Republican Party, as some Election Show him as the clear favorite to win the party’s nomination for the presidency in 2024.

The committee also faces a year-end deadline to submit a final report to the President and Congress containing its findings and recommendations.

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