PSA: Time Change For The Jan 6 Committee Hearings

Tiger Beat on the Potomac email thingie gives us the hot dish on the hearings:

THE TWEET DRIVING TODAY’S BIGGEST STORY — Today at 1 p.m. Eastern, the House Jan. 6 committee “plans to make its most complex case yet,” write Nicholas Wu and Kyle Cheney: “that DONALD TRUMP’s words and actions influenced extremists and brought them to the steps of the Capitol.”

Central to that case is Trump’s tweet on Dec. 19, 2020: “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

Rep. STEPHANIE MURPHY (D-Fla.) described that tweet as a “clarion call” to members of the far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. “We’ll show you how they began to organize around that date,” she said in an interview. Doing so, Nick and Kyle write, “will require investigators to delve into the sordid world of internet extremism and specifically lay out how Trump’s words rippled through its corners.”

The logistics: Murphy and Rep. JAMIE RASKIN (D-Md.) will lead the hearing following opening remarks from Chair BENNIE THOMPSON (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair LIZ CHENEY (R-Wyo.).

The witnesses: In a departure from past procedure (save for the surprise emergency hearing starring CASSIDY HUTCHINSON), the committee opted not to release the names of today’s witnesses in advance, citing security concerns and the “potential for harassment.” Even so, some names of expected witnesses have been reported:

  • JASON VAN TATENHOVE, a former spokesperson and self-described“propagandist” for the Oath Keepers.

UPDATE 1: also from Tiger Beat –

SURVEY SAYS — New polling out today from POLITICO/Morning Consult suggests that the Jan. 6 committee’s work could be changing the public’s understanding of that day’s events. Toplines Crosstabs

(1) Sixty-six percent of voters say Trump attempted to overturn the 2020 election;

(2) Sixty-six percent say he claimed the election was fraudulent without evidence, and;

(3) Fifty-nine percent say he misled the public about the outcome of the election.

An interesting nugget from the crosstabs: Forty-four percent of Republicans say Trump lied about the election results. That’s up seven pointssince the end of June. That said, members of the GOP continue to avoid blaming Trump for the Jan. 6 attack: Sixty percent of Republicans said he’s not responsible.

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3 Responses to PSA: Time Change For The Jan 6 Committee Hearings

  1. purplehead says:

    I’m happy it’s pushed back because we can watch the NASA space telescope images presentation, which is actually so dopey it’s driving me to verbal outbursts. Too much blab (OHMYDOG, the awful script!), not enough zoom-ins to the imagery, too much blab, too much focus of people standing there pointing at the things on the amazing images instead of zooming in. Why are those black lines running through the images. Ugh!

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  2. 60% of republicans say TFG’s not responsible. Most of the credit goes to 40 years of Gingrich fueled media and money is speech democracy softeners. A man child grifter effed it all up for them.

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  3. They should start (these hearings) at 3pm so that the rest of the country can be awake/watching/listening while having that first cup.

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