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Jamie Raskin: ‘The hearings will tell a story that will really blow the roof off the House.’




 Jamie Raskin reported that members of the House Select Committee investigating the events leading up to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are aiming to hold relevant hearings in June, according to Jamie Raskin.


The Committee hoped to issue a report on the complexities of the investigation by the end of the summer or early autumn.


Raskin, a Maryland Democrat who is a member of the committee himself, said that the upcoming hearings would lead to "explosive discoveries" that the committee had been working to paint a solid picture of it for months behind the scenes.


  • While speaking at an event on Thursday hosted by the Center for Faith and Justice at Georgetown University in Washington, Raskin said, "Sessions will tell a story that will really break the roof of the house."
  • "No president came close to doing what happened here in connection with the attempt to organize an internal coup d 'état to overthrow the elections and override the constitutional order," Raskin continued.
  • "He then also used a violent insurgency composed of local violent extremist groups, white nationalists and racist and fascist groups to support the coup d 'état."


Raskin continued to insist that the Committee was prepared to provide "evidence" that reinforces doubts about the supposed coordinated attack on the Capitol by former US President Donald Trump and his stronger allies and supporters who sought to halt ratification of the 2020 Convention. The presidential election, which led Trump to lose office to current U.S. President Joe Biden.


According to Raskin, the alleged plan was to use former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to try to get Biden's electoral vote below the 270 majority needed to win. Under the Twelfth Amendment, that would turn the contest into a vote in the House of Representatives, and if that happens, Raskin said Republicans would be more than able to tap into a majority to seize
the presidency because of the votes cast by state delegations, which are more Republican than Democratic.


"Nobody's guessing what could have happened," Raskin said.


"Martial law, civil war. You know, the beginning of authoritarianism. I want people to pay attention to what is happening here, because this is close to fascism and I want my country back. "


He added: "This was not a coup d 'état directed at the President.

  1. It was a coup d 'état directed by the President against the Vice President and against Congress. "
  2. Raskin also noted that the attack was coordinated "very tightly by Trump and his inner circle." throughout the course of the investigation.
  3. The committee faced most obstacles when it came to interviewing witnesses closest to Trump, saying: "The closer you get to Trump, the more they refuse to testify."