WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack revealed some bombshell details in their first public hearing. Political analysts believe the overall impact of the hearing will resonate with people across the political spectrum.
In their first public hearings, the House Select Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack said former President Donald Trump tried to orchestrate a coup and overturn the 2020 U.S. elections.
They showed never before seen footage of that dark day and shared witness testimony from some of the former President’s closest staff and family.
“I did not see evidence of fraud that would have affected the outcome of the election and frankly a year and a half later I haven’t seen anything to change my mind on that,” said former Attorney General William Barr from witness testimony video.
In the first hearing, political analysts said the committee made a slam dunk argument for their case by establishing what the facts are.
“The democrats have the data, they have a thousand interviews, thousands of documents they reviewed and now they’re telling a story and break through the media clitter of what to know exactly the facts of the matter are,” said Todd Belt, Political Management Director at George Washington University.
Analysts believe the hearing revealed details that squashes any doubt of the election’s validity.
“In the beginning they were talking in a very lawyerly fashion about what the oath of office is, what it means and I think this is something that really resonates with a lot of people certainly on both sides of the aisle,” said Belt. “Then they showed the video and the video speaks for itself of course. Then you have the documentary filmmaker and the Capitol police officer telling their story and certainly if you’re a supporter of the police and you hear what the police officer had to deal with during that, that can be very impactful and it might help breakthrough and get the facts out there to those who may be resistant.”
Next week the committee is slated to air more of their findings into the January 6th Capitol attack.