June 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Jan 6 Committee Hearings: What Can Business Expect?
Starting June 9, the bipartisan House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is planning a series of at least eight public hearings, including some in prime time. Members have been warned to “brace for more bombshells” in advance of the hearings.
What can we, the public, expect to learn? What are the implications for the business community? And what can we do to prevent it from happening again?
Committee members say they hope to give the American people the most transparent picture of what happened when supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol trying to stop the certification of the 2020 election. The seven Democrats and two Republicans on the committee argue that no less than democracy is at stake. Understanding who organized and paid for the attack — both in- and outside government roles — has implications for national security, the rule of law, and economic stability. The hearings may also preview legislative changes necessary to strengthen institutional guardrails and prevent future attacks.
The committee is wrapping up its probe after hearing behind closed doors from hundreds of witnesses, including a number of top aides to Trump, and collecting tens of thousands of documents. A single final report will be issued in the fall before the midterm elections.
Please join us June 7th for a “sneak peek” of what we’ll learn in the hearings. We’ll have an important discussion about the economic and political implications of the effort to overturn the 2020 election, and what businesses can do to increase political stability.
Norm Eisen | senior fellow, governance studies at The Brookings Institution
Tom Coleman | former U.S. congressman from Missouri
Didi Kuo | associate director for research at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Kristy Parker | counsel at Protect Democracy