House January 6 Committee Will Not Hold a Hearing on Thursday
The House January 6 Committee has announced that it will not hold a hearing on Thursday as was previously scheduled. The committee had planned to hear testimony from two of former President Donald Trump’s top aides, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel.
The reason given for the cancellation is that the committee wants to focus on other efforts, including reviewing documents and gathering additional information related to the events of January 6.
What is the House January 6 Committee?
The House January 6 Committee was established in July to investigate the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The committee is made up of eight Democrats and five Republicans and is charged with examining the causes and consequences of the attack on the Capitol, as well as making recommendations for preventing similar events in the future.
What Was Expected of the Thursday Hearing?
The hearing was slated to include testimony from Dan Scavino, the former White House director of social media, and Kash Patel, a former Defense Department official who served in the Trump administration. Both men had been subpoenaed by the committee and were expected to answer questions about their role in the events leading up to and during the attack on the Capitol.
Responses to the Cancellation
Some members of the committee, including Republican Liz Cheney, expressed disappointment that the hearing would not take place as scheduled. “I think we need to keep pushing forward and making sure that we get to the bottom of what happened on January 6,” Cheney said.
Other members of the committee, including Democrat Jamie Raskin, praised the decision to cancel the hearing. “We have a lot of work to do, and we need to make sure that we’re using our time as effectively as possible,” Raskin said.
- The House January 6 Committee has canceled its Thursday hearing.
- The committee cited other efforts, including document review and information gathering, as the reason for the cancellation.
- The hearing was expected to feature testimony from two former Trump aides.
- Some committee members expressed disappointment with the cancellation, while others praised the decision.