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Jan. 6 committee postpones hearing due to Hurricane Ian

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Due to the powerful storm anticipated to land on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the House committee looking into the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol postponed a public hearing set for Wednesday.

The panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, and vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, issued a statement on Tuesday saying that they had chosen to postpone tomorrow’s hearings due to Hurricane Ian, which is now threatening sections of Florida.

“We’re wishing everyone in the storm’s path safety. However, the selection committee’s inquiry continues, and we’ll reveal the new date for the hearings shortly.

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A new date for the public hearing, which would have been it’s first in about two months, was not immediately given.

After making landfall in Cuba early on Tuesday, the storm strengthened as it moved toward Florida.

According to an update by Florida authorities at a press conference on Tuesday, it is anticipated to make landfall near Venice on Wednesday as a Category 3 storm.

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