Final Jan. 6 hearing postponed because of hurricane

Capitol Riots

From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Jabin Botsford//The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

(NewsNation) — The House committee looking into the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots has postponed what would have likely been its final hearing on Wednesday because of Hurricane Ian.

“We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path,” committee chairs Bennie G.Thompson (D-Massachusetts) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) said in a joint statement. “We’re praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path. The Select Committee’s investigation goes forward and we will soon announce a date for the postponed proceedings.”

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, leaving 1 million people without electricity. It is now on route to Florida over Gulf waters that could strengthen it into a Category 4 storm this week.

The now-delayed final Jan.6 hearing investigating the insurrection was going to be the first since the committee last met in July.

Members in recent interviews that the last hearing will be more “sweeping” than others.

Axios reported Thompson said the panel has “substantial footage of what occurred … (and) significant witness testimony that we haven’t used in other hearings.”

There are still some decisions that have yet to be made, however: for instance, the committee has not yet settled on whether to enforce subpoenas issued to Republican members of Congress who have refused to cooperate with the inquiry, The New York Times reports. In addition, the committee still has to decide whether to issue subpoenas to Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence.

© 1998 - 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved.

Trending on NewsNation

Elections 2022

More Elections 2022