The committee selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate the Capitol invasion of 2021 has delayed its proceedings.
According to The Hill, the chairman of the committee, Mississippi Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, stated that the committee would postpone the final two hearings scheduled for June.
CNN said that the final hearing of the month would take place on Thursday and will focus on the alleged pressure exerted by former President Donald Trump on the Justice Department to intervene in the 2020 election.
However, following Thursday’s session, the committee will break until July.
“New evidence” was stated by the committee as the basis for the delay.
“We’ve taken in some additional information that’s going to require additional work. So rather than present hearings that have not been the quality of the hearings in the past we made a decision to just move into sometime in July,” Thompson told The Hill.
Lofgren told The Hill, “I don’t think we’ve established a date yet, but we have a mountain of new information that’s come in that we have to go through.”
Among the fresh evidence referred to by committee members is video footage shot by documentary filmmaker Alex Holder.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) also remarked that “a mountain of new information” had emerged.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“I don’t think we’ve established a date yet, but we have a mountain of new information that’s come in that we have to go through,” Lofgren told The Hill.
Some of the new evidence that committee members are referring to includes video footage from documentarian Alex Holder. Read more…