OnPolitics: Anticipated Jan. 6 hearings delayed

Hey there, OnPolitics readers, it's Sarah Day. Hurricane Ian is barreling toward the Florida coast, news I'm following closely as a Florida native.

It also became political news this afternoon, with this breaking report from Sean Rossman:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol postponed its hearing scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, because of the storm.

What they're saying: “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.”

What's next: The committee was supposed to return to public hearings 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.

📲 Catch up on what we learned from previous hearings.

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Handing the baton to Amy, with more top news out of Washington:

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Why the Jan. 6 hearings are delayed