Jan. 6 live: Potential final public hearing will focus on Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election

Donald Trump.
The Jan. 6 panel convened on Thursday for its first public hearing in more than two months. 
The hearing could be the committee’s final gathering.
Panel members said Thursday’s hearing would focus on Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Kevin McCarthy made a ‘huge tactical’ mistake by not putting Republicans on the Jan. 6 panel, politics expert saysHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The January 6 House panel on Thursday closed what well may have been its final public hearing with an unprecedented conclusion: the congressional committee unanimously voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify.

But the blockbuster finale, along with the panel’s eight prior hearings, could have unfolded differently if not for the political makeup of the committee.

The nine-member House Select Committee investigating the 2021 insurrection includes seven Democrats and two Republicans, all of whom were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The only two…

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