House Jan. 6 committee hearing postponed because of Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol postponed its upcoming hearing scheduled for Wednesday because of Hurricane Ian.

“In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings," the committee's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a 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.”

The committee was supposed to return to public hearings Wednesday at 1 p.m. after a two-month break. A new date was not announced.

The committee last met in a public hearing in July, capping off a summer of eight hearings that revealed more about the deadly attack and former President Donald Trump's efforts to hold on to power.

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The panel ended the last hearing promising more hearings in the months to come after receiving more evidence. A full report is expected this fall.

Ian is expected to make landfall in Florida over the coming days after pounding Cuba earlier Tuesday. Florida ordered mandatory evacuations for hundreds of thousands of residents in the path of the storm, which is expected to cause statewide power outages.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jan 6 hearing: House committee postpones because of Hurricane Ian