Capitol riot 'attempted coup,' prime-time hearing told
June 10, 2022
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election opened Thursday's prime-time hearing declaring the attack an "attempted coup" that put "two and half centuries of constitutional democracy at risk."
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said "the world is watching" the U.S. response to the panel's yearlong investigation into the Capitol riot and the defeated president's extraordinary effort to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory. He called it a "brazen attempt" to overturn the election.
"Democracy remains in danger," Thompson said. "We must confront the truth with candor, resolve and determination."