Capitol riot ‘Ask Me Anything’ hosted by Washington Bureau Chief Eric Garcia

Capitol riot ‘Ask Me Anything’ hosted by Washington Bureau Chief Eric Garcia
A stunning hearing has laid bare what Capitol and DC police faced at the 6 1月の暴動. Eric Garcia will answer your questions about what happens next

After much controversy and partisan wrangling, yesterday saw the first hearing of the House of Representatives’ select committee on the 6 January insurrection at the 米国議会議事堂. And even for those who followed the event closely on the day, the testimony was harrowing.

Along with a compilation of video and audio footage captured on the day, four police officers who served that day described the violence, hatred and vicious racism visited upon them by the hundreds of people who descended upon the building. More than one of the witnesses visibly reached the point of tears.

The panel, もちろん, did not include any Republicans nominated by the party’s leader in the House, ケビンマッカーシー. That’s because ナンシーペロシ rejected two of his nominees, Jim Banks and Jim Jordan – and instead of choosing two alternatives, Mr McCarthy simply withdrew the three Ms Pelosi had accepted.

At a press conference before the hearing, he and the congressmen he’d nominated complained that they would not be able to ask questions Ms Pelosi did not want answered, but did not acknowledge that it is they themselves who opted out.

But two Republicans did join the hearing: leading Trump critics リズ・チェイニー そして アダムキンジンガー. They asked unsparing questions that shed light on just what the officers in front of them were forced to deal with on the day, and elicited excruciating testimony about how they feel about the actions of Mr Trump and his supporters before, during and after the riot.

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To put the astonishing hearing in context and chart where the committee may be headed next, 独立者’s Washington Bureau Chief, エリックガルシア, will be hosting an Ask Me Anything event at 1水曜日の午後BST 28 7月.

If you have questions about where this process might lead, who might be called as a witness and what the impact of the investigation might be, submit them in the comments section below – either now, or during the live session.

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