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January 6 hearing live updates: Committee chair implicates Trump of being at centre of ‘attempted coup’

Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson (left) is chair of the House choose committee examining the January 6 attack on the United States capitol. Liz Cheney is among 2 republican politicians on the committee © AP

The House choose committee examining the January 6 attack on the United States capitol is comprised of 7 Democrats and 2 Republicans.

It is chaired by Bennie Thompson, a Democratic congressman from Mississippi, a Capitol Hill veteran who is likewise chair of the House committee on homeland security.

The other members are:

Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, was very first chosen to your home in 2000. He increased to nationwide prominence as a House district attorney throughout then-President Donald Trump’s very first Senate impeachment trial. He is likewise the chair of the House intelligence committee.

Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from Northern California, has actually belonged to the House given that 1995. She belonged to the House judiciary committee for Trump’s impeachments along with the 1998 impeachment hearing of previous President Bill Clinton.

Elaine Luria, a Democrat from Virginia, invested 20 years in the United States Navy prior to running for Congress. She works as an agent for Virginia’s 2nd district, that includes the United States Navy’s greatest base in Norfolk.

Peter Aguilar, a Democrat from California, belongs to the celebration’s management in the House as vice-chair of the Democratic caucus. Aguilar worked as mayor of Redlands, California prior to being chosen to the House in 2014.

Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat from Florida, represents the state’s Orlando-based seventh district. A previous Pentagon staffer who is considered a prominent congressional moderate, she just recently revealed she will not look for re-election this year.

Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, is a Harvard Law graduate who led the congressional prosecution group throughout the 2nd impeachment of previous president Donald Trump.

Liz Cheney, the leading Republican on the panel who has actually come under withering attack by her celebration’s pro-Trump wing for her involvement in the procedures. The Wyoming legislator and child of previous vice-president Dick Cheney was among just 10 Republicans to vote to impeach Trump for his function in the attack on the United States Capitol.

Adam Kinzinger, the Republican legislator from Illinois, who signed up with Cheney to choose Trump’s impeachment for his function in initiating the attack on the Capitol. Like Cheney, he has actually ended up being a pariah within the House Republican caucus, and will not to look for re-election in the fall.

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