An important academic exercise for American democracy began Thursday, June 9, in Congress Hall. It was also an exceptional television moment, reinforced by the sobriety of its cast. To find out the series of events that led to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by supporters of Donald Trump, the Commission of Inquiry held its first public hearing. This is a dark day “The pinnacle of a conspiracy attempt”Penny Thompson (Mississippi), Democrat, briefly introduces the commission chairman.
Sitting under a large screen, the nine members of the commission sat in front of an audience full of photographers, in a solemn atmosphere. The inquiry was led by Benny Thompson and Liz Cheney (Wyoming), a Republican vice chair of the commission. “The lies that led to the January 6 uprising and two and a half centuries of constitutional democracy are in danger”, Said Benny Thompson to shape the problem of the moment. But most of all Liz Cheney made her mark in the audition. He has become a malicious figure within the Republican Party, hated by Donald Trump, and has been engaged for months in a crusade to establish the truth in the party of Adam Kinsinger (Illinois), another elected member of his party in the commission on Jan. 6. ) For the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, it was the decisive battle of her political career that would not allow for weakness or semi-action.
Speaking in a tense, uncertain, but still restrained voice, Liz Cheney revealed the real allegation against the former leader. “President Trump called the meeting, convened the meeting and loaded the fuse for this attack.”Did she say. “For more than a month, She continued, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to thwart the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power. ⁇ The commission will continue its work until the start of the school year, so it has already concluded that the president was at the forefront. “Conspiracy attempt”. January 6 and after the plan failed, his advisers would have even estimated that he was “Leaving alone is very dangerous”, Liz Cheney added that members of the cabinet later discussed the possible call for Article 25 of the constitution, which seeks to oust the president.
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