The January 6th House Select Committee’s initial eight hearings were so good that comparisons to a streaming series were popping up on social media even before they were finished. Considering they were produced by a TV news veteran, it’s no wonder the Committee’s broadcasts had the viewing audience dissecting each one like the fans on Only Murders in the Building.
Looking ahead to the fall follow-up to the summer cliffhanger, the Committee members have said they have obtained more information that needs their time to parse through. The panel is preparing for more hearings in September, and investigations are ongoing, and like any second season, the audience is going to get even more of the backstory.
With Steve Bannon actually seeing consequences for ignoring his subpoena, the Committee is hoping more witnesses will come forward either voluntarily or in response to previously issued subpoenas. As the panel works through August, the new information they’ve unearthed will lead to additional criminal cases against the rioters who stormed the Capitol. Other prosecutions are still ahead, like for the Georgia Republicans who were recently warned they could face charges in connection with Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 election results. If insurrection has consequences, one just might be voluntary testimony to avoid prison.
In one of the most damning revelations of the #January6thHearings, previously unaired outtakes show Trump saying, “I don’t want to say the election is over,” the day after a violent mob attacked the Capitol.
The coup never stopped because he didn't want it to. pic.twitter.com/iCuYr3Xv5T
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 22, 2022
Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) says the panel has “far more evidence to share with the American people and more to gather.” That sounds like a Very Special Fall Premiere Episode to me.
The #January6thHearings helped illustrate the totality of the GOP's cowardice … The President of the United States put a hit out on his own Vice President. What type of political party stands by a guy like that after something like that happens?
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) July 22, 2022
But viewers really won’t be satisfied until all of the plotlines are resolved, particularly the one where the person at the center of the plot finally gets his. Stay tuned!