Back the Blue : Protests at the Capitol were published on July 20. Six committee is an opportunity to show that they truly “support the blue.”
The head of the House Democratic Caucus warned Tuesday that the GOP would be put to the test in the new select committee’s first hearing on Jan. 6 to see if they actually “back the blue” as they say.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said Republicans should stand with the heroic police officers who will speak before the House next week about their terrible experiences fighting off a mob at the Capitol six months ago if they profess to support law enforcement.
“On January 6, hundreds of Capitol police officers were severely assaulted,” Jeffries told reporters at the Capitol. “Members of the House of Representatives claim to support the blue.
At the first hearing, they’ll have an opportunity to keep it real and show that those comments aren’t simply hyperbole, and that they truly want to support the Capitol Police officers who defended our democracy at tremendous personal risk on Jan. 6.”
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On Tuesday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. ET, the newly constituted Jan. 6 committee will have its first hearing, during which lawmakers will hear firsthand testimony from four police officers who were guarding the Capitol that day.
Republicans have criticised the new committee as a political stunt, while Democrats contend that an in-depth probe into what went wrong and how to prevent another assault is required.
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Approximately 140 police officers were injured in all during the attack on Jan. 6.
In the days that followed, two police officers committed suicide, and a third, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, collapsed and died after engaging with the demonstrators. He died of natural causes, according to a medical examiner.
The formation of a select committee to investigate the cause of the Jan. 6 attack was decisively rejected by Republicans, who claimed it was unnecessary and politicised.
However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., went on with the attempt after Republicans in the Senate had scuttled Democratic plans to appoint an impartial and independent commission.
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Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, was named to Pelosi’s newly formed select committee, which also includes seven Democrats. Reps.
Jim Jordan of Ohio, Jim Banks of Indiana, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas were named by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Monday.
Pelosi has the final say on the nominations and hasn’t said whether she’ll veto any of McCarthy’s picks.
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