There was an extraordinary amount of testimony at the final hearing on Jan. 6, which was held in front of the committee. Not only was there fallout for President Donald Trump but also Republican Senator Josh Hawley.
After showing Hawley raising a fist outside of the Capitol on Jan. 6, an un-seen surveillance video was played that showed Hawley fleeing later that same day.
“Later that day, Senator Hawley fled after those protesters he helped to rile up stormed the Capitol,”Elaine Luria, a member of the committee, said.
After the video had been shown, laughter was heard in the chamber. Within minutes, memes mocking Hawley started pouring in.
New revelations were also made when the committee was informed that Secret Service agents of former Vice President Mike Pence feared for the lives of their clients and called their families to tell them goodbye because of the threat from the mob.
“The VP detail thought this was about to get very ugly,”In recorded testimony, an unnamed official claimed.
You can also see excerpts from Trump’s speech the day after the riots. His daughter Ivanka can be heard coaching him from the sidelines. One point, he became frustrated.
Trump called the proceedings a sham today. “kangaroo court.”
Rep. Liz Cheney spoke at the end of the hearing.
“Can a president who is willing to make the choice Donald Trump made during the violence of January 6 ever be trusted with any position of authority in our great nation ever again?”Cheney asked.
She also stated that September will be the next hearing.