And I don’t mean that in a derogatory sense. This is the first hearing of many that we are going to see. I think Congressman Banks’ assertion that the videos were edited and presented no evidence is an incredibly long stretch to drop, considering we still don’t know what the committee will present in subsequent hearings.

The other thing that I found a little interesting is that the congressman expressed concern about Capitol Police officers and giving them the training and everything, a well-placed concern, but he voted against a COVID package that includes $350 billion to police.

So I just wanted to put that out there. And it was bugging me a little while watching that interview.

But overall, in terms of the audience, it’s incredibly important that the American people know from a legislative body that has been investigating for over a year what they’ve found out about how close we came to losing our democracy, who who was the responsible, who was involved, the conversations that were taking place.

And then seeing with our own eyes Trump administration officials talking about these events was chilling. And so, for a first audience, it was an attention grabber. But I don’t want people to think that just because, maybe, oh, I’ve heard this before or know this story, that that’s not the point of this audience.

The goal of this hearing is to set a marker for history, so that people for decades to come will have a record of what happened on January 6, 2021.

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