House committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans will begin delving into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday, trying to find out who organized and funded a deadly insurrection that threatened to stop the peaceful transition of power.
A mob spurred by former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, when rioters broke down doors and shattered windows, some shouting "Hang Mike Pence!" The attack temporarily halted Congress' counting of Electoral College votes certifying President Joe Biden's victory.
The hearing on Capitol Hill is the first public hearing of the panel appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to investigate the attack that left five people dead. The panel is led by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who has the power to subpoena, and includes Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, both Trump critics who voted to impeach him.
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