The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said its next hearing will focus on how former President Donald Trump’s failure to quell the violent mob for several hours showed a “supreme dereliction of duty.”
The committee’s eighth public hearing, expected to air in prime time July 21, marks its last scheduled presentation of evidence implicating Trump in a multi-pronged conspiracy to overturn his 2020 election loss that culminated in the deadly invasion.
The final hearing will highlight the more-than-three-hour gap between Trump’s departure from a rally that preceded the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and his eventual call for the mob to go home, committee members said.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol are expected to meet Thursday to discuss the next steps in their investigation, including whether to seek an interview with former Vice President Mike Pence and potentially ex-President Donald Trump, according to one of the Republican members of the panel.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who will be leading some of the questioning at the July 21 prime-time hearing said the panel could decide to request a written interview with Mr. Pence. The committee could also discuss a subpoena to compel the former vice president to testify.
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said its final scheduled hearing next Thursday will focus on how former President Trump’s failure to quell the violent mob for several hours showed a “supreme dereliction of duty.” https://t.co/26rOErduQM
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