This morning the January 6th Select Committee will hold their second public hearing. The calendar says that the witnesses for today’s hearing include:
For panel 1:
Mr. William Stepien
Former Trump Campaign Manager
Monday Morning it was announced that Bill Stepien would no longer appear in today’s hearing “due to a family emergency.” CNN says the news of his removal from the witness list was announced by the Committee.
Mr. Chris Stirewalt
Former Fox News Political Editor
For panel 2:
Mr. Benjamin Ginsberg
The Honorable BJay Pak
Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia
The Honorable Al Schmidt
Former City Commissioner of Philadelphia
In our second hearing, you will see that Donald Trump and his advisors knew that he had, in fact, lost the election. But, despite this, President Trump engaged in a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information – to convince huge portions of the U.S. population that fraud had stolen the election from him. This was not true.
As you will hear on Monday, the President had every right to litigate his campaign claims, but he ultimately lost more than 60 cases in state and federal courts. The President’s claims in the election cases were so frivolous and unsupported that the President’s lead lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, not only lost the lawsuits, his license to practice law was suspended. Here is what the court said of Mr. Giuliani.January 6th.house.gov. 06/09/2022.
Her full opening remarks:
President Biden offered remarks on Friday from the Port of Los Angeles, he opened his remarks with comments regarding the Committee’s first public hearing that aired in prime time:
Look, everybody, before I begin, I want to say a few words very briefly about the January 6th hearings that were highlighted last night.
The insurrection on January 6th is one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history. A brutal assault on our democracy. A brutal attack on law enforcement — some losing their lives. And we — and we heard about it last night again.
It’s important that the American people understand what truly happened and to understand that the same forces that led January 6th remain at work today. It’s about our democracy itself.
We have to protect our democracy. I know it sounds corny to say it. We were all raised in school that democracy — every generation has to protect it. I have to admit to you, I never thought that it was going to be this straightforward a challenge before.
The rule of law matters in democracies. And we’re seeing how the battle for the soul of America has been far from won.
But I know, together — and I mean this — we can unite and defend this nation, Democrat and Republican, and allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of our democracy.
That’s what those hearings are all about. You’re going to hear a lot more. I didn’t get to watch them last night because I was doing other business. But I tell you what: There’s a lot — a lot going on.White House.gov. 06/10/2022.
The hearing is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. D.C., time.
Never mind about what time I said last night it will start it has been delayed, 30 to 45 minutes.
January 6th Select Committee.