When Will the January 6 Hearing Be Televised? All the Details
The January 6 insurrection was a riot that shook the U.S. This week, the January 6 investigative committee plans to shock the world again with footage of testimonies and various interviews about the riot. Those in the footage are none other than former President Donald Trump. When will the January 6 hearings be televised?
This will be the first public hearing followed by several more that will show the American people what went on behind the scenes and what those closest to Trump had to say about the events leading up to the riot.
When will the January 6 hearing be televised?
Many people are eager to see never-before-seen footage regarding the January 6 insurrection and the hearings. An adviser with the committee stated, "The committee will present previously unseen material documenting January 6, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and provide the American people a summary of its findings on the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power."
The hearing will be made public on June 9 at 8 p.m. EST, according to CNN. The first hearing will include a comprehensive overview of the committee's 10-month investigation. They will discuss where Trump was as the riot occurred, the money trail, and what claims motivated people to attack the capital (such as the most famous one that the election was being stolen.)
The January 6 committee has reportedly conducted thousands of interviews and gathered testimonies from various witnesses. Additionally, witnesses that were captured on video were Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner. Many of the witnesses agreed to participate in the investigation on the condition of anonymity. Whatever they know will likely be quite revealing.
How many January 6 hearings will there be?
According to The Washington Post, there will likely be a minimum of six hearings this month. The final hearing (the schedule for which hasn't been released) is going to focus on Trump. The hearing seems to focus on what events created the snowball of events on January 6. Trump has openly said that he believed the election was being stolen from him and the American people.
Those familiar with the proceedings' inner workings claimed that the most significant piece of information that will be revealed isn't only about Trump. It was reported that Trump allegedly was supportive of the calls for hanging former Vice President Mike Pence. As rioters stormed the capitol, many of them began chanting "Hang Pence!" It has been claimed that Trump insinuated his support, though it wasn't specified how.
It didn't help that Trump tweeted, "Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should've been done to protect our country and our Constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. The USA demands the truth!." Trump tweeted this as rioters attempted to attack the vice president in the Senate chamber.