Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol | Representative @BennieGThompson, Chairman

Joined July 2021
In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings. We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path. The Select Committee will soon announce a date for the postponed proceedings.
🗓️ The Select Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 28th at 1:00pm.
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January 6th Committee retweeted
This week, the House passed the Presidential #ElectionReformAct that @RepLizCheney & I wrote to prevent future attacks against the integrity of our elections. I'll be discussing this w/@DeadlineWH @OutFrontCNN @CAinsider @NewsHour @symonemsnbc today & Sunday. Hope you can watch.
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January 6th Committee retweeted
The 1/6 hearings have shown that Trump knew his effort to overturn the election was illegal & unconstitutional. He did it anyway. Trump’s conduct was illegal under existing law and would be under our new bill, too. Our bill also prevents other future efforts to steal elections.
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January 6th Committee retweeted
Listen to an excerpt from Anika’s courageous testimony:
The committee has learned that, on January 5th, there were serious concerns at Twitter about anticipated violence the next day. "I had been begging... and attempting to raise the reality that... if we made no intervention into what I saw occurring, people were going to die."
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January 6th Committee retweeted
In July I shared shocking testimony from an anonymous Twitter employee about warning signs she saw of what was coming on Jan. 6. Today I’m honored to share her identity with you. Thank you, Anika Navaroli, for answering the call of the Committee and your country.
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🗓️ The Select Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 28th at 1:00pm.
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Trump's pressure campaign against state and local officials spanned numerous contested states. The danger this campaign posed to state officials and at state capitols around the nation, was an ominous precursor to the violence we saw on January 6th at the U.S. Capitol.
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"There can be no doubt that there was a coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn an election overseen and directed by Donald Trump... And so, there needs to be accountability. Accountability under the law. Accountability to the American people." -Chair @BennieGThompson
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The Select Committee has obtained a recording of communications over a walkie-talkie app among Oath Keepers who were inside the Capitol and others who were sharing intelligence from elsewhere. Listen to how they reacted to President Trump’s 2:38 tweet in real-time.
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"Donald Trump had access to more detailed and specific information showing that the election was not actually stolen than almost any other American. And he was told this over and over again... Trump cannot escape responsibility by being willfully blind." -Vice Chair @RepLizCheney
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"We’re here today because the facts were irrelevant to President Trump. It was about protecting his very real power and very fragile ego... he was willing to sacrifice our republic to prolong his presidency." -@RepKinzinger
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“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” The Select Committee investigated how Trump’s call to arms inspired extremists to go to Washington on January 6th.
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"The Select Committee has developed a massive body of evidence... It hasn’t always been easy... because the same people who drove the former President’s pressure campaign to overturn the election are now trying to cover up the truth about January 6th." -Chair @BennieGThompson
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Under our Constitution, when we cast our votes for President, we're actually voting to send electors pledged to our preferred candidate to the Electoral College. As an attempt to stay in power, Trump’s campaign coordinated a plot to send fake electors not chosen by the voters.
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"Consider how millions of Americans were persuaded to believe what Donald Trump’s closest advisors in his Administration did not. These Americans did not have access to the truth like Donald Trump did... And he deceived them." -@RepLizCheney
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"The system held [on January 6, 2021], but barely. And the system held because people of courage, Republicans and Democrats... put their oath to the country and the Constitution above any other consideration. They did their jobs. As we must do ours." -@RepAdamSchiff
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"These investigations have a momentum of their own because people watch and they realize that they are in possession of evidence that may be relevant... people are coming forward." -@RepRaskin
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"I fear for the world that [my children and grandchildren] will inherit if we do not start holding these people to account... This could have been the spark that started a new civil war." -Former Oath Keepers Spokesperson Jason Van Tatenhove
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"Trump decided even before the election that, regardless of the facts and the truth, if he lost the election he would claim it was rigged. Mr. Trump was right about one thing: it did not end well." -@RepZoeLofgren
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Trump’s Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger: The January 6th attack “emboldened our enemies... [and our allies] were concerned about the health of our democracy. So, I think it’s incumbent upon us to put their minds at ease... by investigating what happened..."
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