The House committee on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol canceled a public hearing on Wednesday citing a major hurricane that is expected to make landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast.
In light of Hurricane Ian's afflicting parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow's proceedings, panel chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, is a Vice Chair. The statement was made Tuesday. We re pray for the safety of all those in the path of the storm. The committee's investigation goes forward and we will announce a date for the postponed proceedings. The panel's leaders did not provide a new date for the hearing, which would have been its first in nearly two months.
The hurricane was gaining strength as it headed toward Florida after hitting Cuba early Tuesday. It is expected to make landfall in the city of Venice as a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday, according to Florida officials who provided an update during a news conference Tuesday.
The House panel announced last week that it would hold its next public hearing on Wednesday at 1 p.m. the latest in its televised effort to map out the case that last year s attack on the Capitol stemmed from President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
The Sept. 28 hearing was postponed just over a month before the midterm elections.