The January 6 committee will be holding its first public hearings on Thursday, June 9, but after so many leaks and bombshell books that have come out since the committee was formed, is anyone really interested in what they may yet reveal?

 “The committee will present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and provide the American people a summary of its findings of the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power,” the committee said in a statement.

With the first prime time hearing being broadcast live, on Thursday, June 9, at 8pm, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told NBC News that there could be “eight hearings throughout June.”

The committee has not released any information about what witnesses viewers can expect to hear from during this first scheduled hearing.

The primetime slot indicates the committee is eager to make a case to a broad audience, including many who watched the events unfold live on television as rioters stormed the Capitol.

That could present a challenge for the panel to reach those who feel they already understand what transpired that day. Polling has also found that many right-leaning respondents believe it’s time to “move on” from reviewing the attack. And even many on the left that feel Donald Trump and others who were responsible for inciting the events have not been held accountable, feel there are more urgent matters to be addressed right now, particularly gun violence.

With Americans on both sides, feeling “we have heard enough” about Jan 6. Political pundits and media experts suggest that the committee will need to question a “high profile” witness in order to draw the level of viewership it would like. This has caused many to speculate we could be seeing former Vice President Mike Pence called to testify on Thursday.

Indeed, Axios reported Thursday that the committee has been in discussions with J. Michael Luttig, a former judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appointed by George H. W. Bush, who helped provide Pence with legal reasoning to resist former President Trump’s suggestion he bucks his ceremonial duties in certifying the election results. Luttig has previously said he would be willing to testify.

CNN also reported Thursday that the committee has likewise been talking to Pence’s former Chief of Staff Marc Short and Greg Jacob, chief counsel to the former vice president, who has already spoken to the committee about his pushback against Trump campaign attorneys.

Chairman Thompson would only say that the hearings will include testimony from witnesses “we’ve not heard from before.”

“We’ll tell the story about what happened,” he told the press. “We will use a combination of witnesses, exhibits, things that we have through the tens of thousands of exhibits we’ve interviewed and looked at, as well as the, you know, hundreds of witnesses we’ve deposed or just talked to in general.”

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a key member of the committee, said that the hearings would include explosive revelations.

“The hearings will tell a story that will really blow the roof off the House,” Raskin said.  

Will they? Or will the hearings turn out to be a snooze fest? I guess we will all have to tune in to find out!

12 thoughts on “January 6 Committee Begins Public Hearings – But Is Anyone Really Interested?”
  1. waste of time & money!!! why are they not using this energy to get this country back on it’s feet!!!!

  2. How dumb & self righteous these comments are. It goes to show how Right Wing idiots will & have Done mostly anything to discredit the TRUTH, EVEN WHEN ITS PUT RIGHT UP IN THEIR FACES!! Will they ever search their Hearts & Accept the Facts that,…. THEIR SUPPORT OF RIGHT WING EXTREMISM, WHITE SUPREMACY, RACISM, “djt” & gop Lies & words are for One Purpose,… to “D.D.D. US.”
    “(DISTORT The Truth), (DISTRACT from the FACTS) & DIVIDE OUR COUNTRY.)”
    We ALL Saw & Heard the “ATTEMPTED COUP” to CHANGE the Election Results to fit only in their Sick & Feeble Minds.
    LOCK THEM UP & ALL WHO SUPPORTED the INSURRECTION!!

  3. NO — we’re NOT interested in this political made for TV farce. We’re more interested in the invasion that is occurring at our southern border, where tens of thousands of illegals are poised to breach our borders: criminals, sex traffickers, drug cartels…… This is what concerns us.

  4. They can take their committee and stick it up their ass. You know it and I know that the communist democratic terrorists with the FBI planned this whole Jan 6 riot. It had nothing to do with Trump. You can keep flapping your lying lips but no one believes a word the news or you say. Just lies, lies, lies.

  5. BS. The left is beating a dead horse because they are terrified of Republicans and the general disgust with how the left is ruining America. There was no insurrection. That has been verified by the FBI. The riots by BLM were much worse and yet nothing was said or done, just not to interfere. Yet Pelosi is determined to find something – anything – to hang on Trump. She has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars following her useless personal vendetta and needs to be fired. How much longer are Americans going to tolerate the devastating damage this administration has done to us, along with the massive bold-faced lies about every issue you can think of? We are in the worst condition in 40 years and the left says we are doing well. Does anyone really believe that?

  6. So they want to”tell a Story”. A lopsided untrue story it will be. The audience will only see and hear what the Un-committee wants you to see and hear. As for me, I have better things to do.

  7. It is time to dissolve this “committee” and take its members to court for “USURPING POWERS NOT GRANTED TO THEM BY CONGRESS AND CARRYING OUT A PARTISAN WITCH-HUNT”. This “committee” lacks Congress authorization, as it lacks the lawful representation of the parties present in Congress.
    Its setting-up was marked by One Party’s Interest in establishing a “Kangaroo Court” with the aim of “blackening” the other and, thus, influencing the next oncoming Mid-Term Elections. Composition of the so-called “committee” and timing of its actions clearly indicate such intents.
    A further matter that puts the so=called “committee” and its “work” in doubt are its fervent ATTEMPTS of using legal terms in its “charges” which have been rejected as “IN NO WAY PRESENT IN THE EVENTS OF 6January 2021”, like “INSURGENCY” or “SEDITION” which are used for the purpose of creating, in the eyes of the public, a scenario of an “ARMED REVOLUTION” or “REBELLIOUS UPRISING” – thus attempting to compare the events of 6 Jan.21 with the ‘Civil War’ of the 1860ies and the Republican Party with the “Confederates” (who were, actually, ‘Democrat’).
    Thus, this so-called “committee” is, actually a Party Interest Group of the Democrat Party with sinister intentions and ‘MIS-USING THE NAME OF A “COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS” ILLEGALLY’ and ‘USURPING POWERS NOT GIVEN TO IT’ – which is both a ‘SERIOUS VIOLATION OF CONGRESS RULES’ and potential reason for Impeachment and Exclusion from Congress for all its members.

  8. That fellow Drew has really fallen for the bs. This was an “insurrection” completely made up by the same liars who kept impeaching 45. They even had FBI agents involved as agents provocateurs.

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