Live hearing on January 6 US Capitol riot: New evidence to be revealed with focus on Trump’s family and aides

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Chairman Bennie Thompson opened the hearing and announced the committee’s approval to release the material.

“Throughout our history, the United States has fought against foreign enemies to preserve our democracy, our electoral system, and our country.

When the United States Capitol was stormed and burned down in 1814, foreign enemies were responsible. Afterwards, in 1862, when American citizens took up arms against this country, Congress passed a new oath to ensure that no one who had supported the rebellion could hold a position of public trust.

Consequently, members of Congress and federal government employees of the United States were required for the first time to take an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This oath was tested on January 6, 2021.

The police officers who held the line that day honor their oath. Many came out of that day bloodied and broken. They still carry these wounds, visible and invisible. They did their duty.

But unlike 1814, it was the national enemies of the constitution who stormed the Capitol and occupied the Capitol.

They sought to stop the transfer of power and they did, under the encouragement of the President of the United States, the President of the United States, trying to stop the transfer of power.”

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