Four police officers are set to provide the first public testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6. (This stream contains graphic content.)
The officers — from both the D.C. police department as well as the Capitol Police — are expected to testify about their experiences of both physical and verbal abuse on Jan. 6, as they tried to protect the Capitol from a swelling horde of demonstrators determined to stop Congress’s efforts to certify the 2020 electoral college results and declare Joe Biden the next president. Police personnel provide the “moral center of gravity of the whole investigation,” Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) said in an interview last week.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is expected to deliver an opening statement which is intended to present the committee as a bipartisan effort following Republican leadership’s decision not to participate in the panel. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks. The Post’s Libby Casey will anchor from the Washington Post newsroom and will be joined by colleagues Philip Bump, Rhonda Colvin, Karoun Demirjian, Peter Hermann James Hohmann, Tom Jackman, Hannah Jewell, Joyce Koh and Marianna Sotomayor. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: