Capital Riot Hearing – A House committee probing the Capitol rebellion opened public hearings with dramatic testimony from an injured Capitol Police officer, a video appearance by Ivanka Trump, and intense footage from the Jan. 6, 2021 riot.
Key Moments from the Capitol Riot Hearing
Here are five moments:
Caroline Edwards, a Capitol Police officer who suffered brain damage during the riot, gave the night’s most compelling testimony. She described an unimaginable “war scene” that she couldn’t have imagined taking place.
The Video Evidence
The committee showed a graphic video of the Capitol breach, intercut with scenes of Trump speaking at a nearby rally and members of Congress meeting to certify the election results.
Donald Trump’s Tweet
At 2:24 p.m. Trump yells in the video “Hang Mike Pence!” for failing to “do what should have been done” in response to a tweet criticizing Vice President Mike Pence. Rioters chant, “Hang Mike Pence!” after Trump’s tweet.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump speaks
Ivanka Trump’s views on her father’s baseless fraud claims were revealed. In a video clip from her committee deposition, she is asked what she thought when William Barr told Trump and his advisers there was no fraud.
Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Trump had a 7-point plan to overturn the voters’ will, despite being told by his own staff, campaign, and the attorney general that he had lost the presidency.