Jan 6. committee postpones listening to, citing Hurricane Ian

The Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday postponed its subsequent public listening to that was scheduled for Wednesday, citing the quickly intensifying Hurricane Ian.

Driving the information: “In mild of Hurricane Ian bearing down on components of Florida, we now have determined to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings. We’re praying for the security of all these within the storm’s path,” the committee tweeted.

The large image: This week’s listening to was anticipated to be the panel’s remaining listening to earlier than releasing a remaining report on its findings and suggestions. Its investigation into the occasions surrounding the Capitol riot has spanned greater than a 12 months.

  • The committee has not introduced a rescheduled date.
  • “The Choose Committee’s investigation goes ahead,” committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) mentioned in an announcement.
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) is a member of the committee whose district contains components of Orlando, which can be impacted by the hurricane.

What we’re watching: The timing of when the listening to might be rescheduled stays unclear, with a number of potential complicating components at play.

  • The hurricane and its aftermath might proceed to dominate the information cycle for the remainder of the week, and committee member Murphy’s Florida district is within the path of the storm.
  • A listening to too near the November election might complicate the committee’s efforts to keep away from the notion of partisanship, particularly as they’re already poised to make information in October, as Axios reported.
  • The panel doesn’t usually maintain hearings when the Home is out of session — although they made a notable exception within the case of Cassidy Hutchinson’s bombshell testimony in the course of the Home’s summer time recess.
  • A committee spokesperson declined to touch upon the timing.
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Editor’s observe: This story has been up to date with further background.