The Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol postponed a public listening to scheduled for Wednesday, citing a significant hurricane that’s anticipated to make landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
“In gentle of Hurricane Ian bearing down on elements of Florida, we have now determined to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings,” panel’s Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., wrote in a press release Tuesday. “We’re praying for the protection of all these within the storm’s path. The choose committee’s investigation goes ahead and we’ll quickly announce a date for the postponed proceedings.”
The panel’s leaders didn’t instantly present a brand new date for the listening to, which might have been its first in roughly two months.
After hitting Cuba early Tuesday, the hurricane was gaining power because it headed towards Florida. It’s anticipated to make landfall in metropolis of Venice as a Class 3 hurricane Wednesday, in line with Florida officers who supplied an replace throughout a information convention Tuesday.
The Home panel had introduced final week that it deliberate to carry its subsequent public listening to on Wednesday at 1 p.m., the most recent installment in its televised efforts to map out the case that final 12 months’s assault on the Capitol stemmed from then-President Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.
The postponement of the Sept. 28 listening to, comes simply over a month earlier than the midterm elections.