Inside the Jan. 6 Hearings With Jamie Raskin: A Times Virtual Event
On January 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol, disrupting the electoral count to mark the victory of Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 elections in a violent outburst that threatened to thwart the peaceful transfer of power. Now, a select House committee investigating the roots of the attack is sharing its findings through public hearings about the day’s events and Mr Trump and his allies’ months-long campaign to undo his defeat.
After nearly a year of work and several days of hearings, what has the January 6 committee achieved?
Join The New York Times online to share your questions with Representative Jamie Raskin, Maryland Democrat and committee member, and our reporters covering the panel’s work. Reporters Luke Broadwater and Alan Feuer join host Julie Hirschfeld Davis, conference editor at The Times.
Hear about the findings that surprised even the committee’s own members, and get a taste of what’s to come.
Mr Raskin will lead an upcoming hearing on what the investigation has revealed about the violent extremist groups that took part in the attack, which he has called “a coup attempt, wrapped in a violent riot, wrapped in a number of cosmetic protests.” on the outside. †
The investigation also has a very personal dimension to Mr Raskin. A day before the attack, Mr. Raskin’s 25-year-old son, Tommy, who died by suicide. The next day, he found himself hiding on the floor of the House as Mr. Trump’s supporters attempted to invade during their violent siege of the building. Within hours, he was drafting an article of impeachment against Mr. Trump, and the following week he led the prosecution of the president on charges of inciting insurgency.
As the nation understands the implications of the deadliest attack on the Capitol in centuries, the commission’s work is pivotal in documenting a pivotal moment in the nation’s history, understanding the threats to American democracy, and informing the struggle to keep it.