Where to watch the January 6 hearings live
The first in a series of public hearings into the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot will take place on the evening of Thursday, June 9. The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack (more commonly known as the January 6th Committee) will share the testimonies and video footage, with many broadcast and cable news networks showing the footage in full.
The committee announced in a public statement before the hearings aired that it “will present never-before-seen material documenting January 6, receive testimony, and provide the American people with an initial summary of its findings on the coordinated, multi-step effort to quash the results”. of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power.
Hearings are expected to continue through July as the Committee presents the findings of a year-long investigation that included the review of more than 1,000 interviews and 125,000 records.
When will the hearings take place?
The first session will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday.
The next two are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday of next week, with both set to begin at 10 a.m. ET. There should be at least six sessions in total.
Where to watch the first hearing
The first hearing will be streamed for free on the select committee’s YouTube channel. All of the major broadcast networks and major cable news networks also plan to broadcast the entire hearing live, with the exception of Fox News which “will cover the hearings as a news warrant,” according to a press release, but will otherwise maintain its normal programming schedule. intact.
Those interested in watching live coverage of the hearing can tune in to ABC, CBS or NBC, as well as C-Span which will have seven cameras in the room, CNN coverage anchored by Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper, or coverage MSNBC with Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid on live TV streaming services including DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV and YouTube TV.
Who is part of the January 6 Committee?
There are nine members of the bipartisan committee:
- President Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
- Six Democrats: Pete Aguilar, California; Zoe Lofgren, California; Elaine Luria, Virginia; Stephanie Murphy, Florida; Jamie Raskin, Maryland; Adam Schiff, California
- Two Republicans: Liz Cheney, Wyoming, and Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
Who attest ?
Two witnesses will testify at Thursday’s hearing. One will be United States Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards. Edwards was injured on January 6, suffering a concussion when she was knocked to the ground by a group pushing through a police barricade.
The other witness will be Nick Quested, a filmmaker who shot footage of far-right groups in the days around the riot. Several members of these groups, including Enrique Tarrio of the Proud Boys, were charged with seditious conspiracy earlier this week.
What will the hearings cover?
The chair and vice-chair of the committee will make opening statements. The committee is expected to come up with a full timeline of the riot, from the 2020 election to January 6, to the aftermath of the riot. Edwards will report on his perspective in the crowd, while Quested will share insight into his interactions with far-right groups.
Throughout the series of hearings, the committee will show never-before-seen footage from January 6, interview White House staffers and show segments of interviews with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, according to the Washington Post.
One of the main purposes of televised hearings is to share information found by the committee. “Although the committee may refer cases for prosecution, it is the Justice Department that will ultimately decide whether to file charges,” the Washington Post article notes.