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Where to Watch the January 6 Hearings

The House committee will detail the events of the January 6 insurrection and how election denialism played a role in instigating it.

Last Updated: June 22, 2022
Published: June 8, 2022

After 11 months of gath­er­­ing inform­a­­tion about the attack on the Capitol on Janu­ary 6, 2021, the House commit­tee invest­ig­at­ing the insur­rec­­tion is unveil­ing its find­­ings in a series of long-awaited hear­ings this month.

When and where to watch the hear­ings

The next hear­ing is on Thursday, June 23, at 3 p.m. ET. Subsequent hear­ing dates and times are yet to be announced.

The hear­ings are being livestreamed on C-SPAN and the commit­tee’s YouTube page. The first hear­ing is online here. The second one is here. The third is here. The fourth is here.

What are the Janu­ary 6 hear­ings?

This series of hear­ings will lay bare the acts that took place on Janu­ary 6 and what led to them. Not least among these is the efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to over­turn the 2020 elec­tion results and spread the Big Lie that the pres­id­ency was “stolen.”

These will be the most import­ant congres­sional hear­ings in decades. Like the land­mark congres­sional invest­ig­a­tions of the past, the commit­tee — composed of seven Demo­crats and two Repub­lic­ans — will set out to expose any govern­ment wrong­do­ings, hold the respons­ible parties account­able, and explore legis­lat­ive solu­tions to avoid similar offenses in the future.

The stakes are partic­u­larly high when consid­er­ing the damage elec­tion deni­al­ism contin­ues to inflict on Amer­ican demo­cracy. State legis­lat­ors nation­wide have spent the past year and a half using unfoun­ded elec­tion fraud conspir­acies as an excuse to pass laws that make it harder to vote and under­mine the integ­rity of our elec­tions. Candid­ates in midterm races have made elec­tion deni­al­ism a key part of their campaigns.

All told, the Janu­ary 6 hear­ings should illus­trate the dangers of spread­ing lies that destabil­ize our demo­cracy.