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The House Jan. 6 committee is postponing its ninth public hearing on its investigation — originally scheduled for Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. ET — because of Hurricane Ian.
The hearing, if rescheduled, could conclude the presentation of investigative findings ahead of a final report later this year.
“In light of Hurricane Ian’s impact on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings,” Chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement. “We pray for the safety of all those in the storm’s path. The Select Committee’s investigation proceeds and we will soon announce a date for suspended operations.”
The hearing will mark its first since a series of blockbuster presentations earlier this summer. The panel at the hearing detailed new evidence through testimony from former President Donald Trump’s top aides, advisers and allies. The hearings were aimed at showing that Trump had a major role in the 2020 election results and efforts to overturn the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
As the panel shared those findings, committee members teased more hearings after their August recess to present evidence. However, only one was set so far, and now the panel will have to reschedule it for a later date.
Panel members also declined to elaborate on the topics that might be covered in this next presentation.
Members also said they may issue a list of recommendations next week. And a final report is expected by the end of the year, with possible hearings held to detail those findings.