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Jan 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida

The US House committee investigating the Capitol riots has postponed its final hearing because of Hurricane Ian.

September 28, 2022
28 September 2022

The House committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol has postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as Hurricane Ian hurtled toward the Florida coast.

The committee had planned to hold what was likely to be its final investigative hearing on Wednesday afternoon, but members decided at the last minute to delay it as it became clear that Hurricane Ian was churning on a collision course toward Florida, where it was expected to strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm.

“We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path,” committee chairman Bennie Thompson, Democrat, and vice chair, Republican Liz Cheney, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“The Select Committee’s investigation goes forward and we will soon announce a date for the postponed proceedings.”

The committee had not yet provided a specific agenda for the Wednesday hearing, but Representative Adam Schiffsaid over the weekend it would “tell the story about a key element of Donald Trump’s plot to overturn the election.”

This week’s hearing was intended to close the series of public hearings the nine-member panel embarked on in early June.

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