New info on Arizonans and Jan. 6 insurrection could emerge at D.C. hearing

By Matthew Casey
Published: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 5:05am
Updated: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:44am

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U.S. Capitol after January 6 attack
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First responders at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020.

The select committee investigating the deadly insurrection by a pro-Donald Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol is promising to reveal new materials at a hearing Thursday.

The committee has interviewed at least 100 witnesses and viewed countless texts and emails, and its focus has remained on the Trump White House and the president’s role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the attempted insurrection.

Some information could be about a handful of Arizonans accused of trying to stop executive power from going to Joe Biden.

Arizonans such as state GOP chair Kelli Ward, who signed a fake Electoral College certificate falsely saying Trump won the state, drew subpoenas from the committee. So did Congressman Andy Biggs, who denies helping plan the melee. And secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, who says he stayed outside the Capitol when rioters entered.

Paul Charlton, former U.S. attorney for Arizona, expects the hearing to fill in details.   

“But I’d be surprised if there were any true, great revelations that we hadn’t already heard something about,” he said.

Charlton also said the hearing is significant, and the public should pay close attention to information the committee shares.

The New York Times has released audio from one of Arizona’s House members — Debbie Lesko, a Trump supporter — expressing her worries in advance of Jan. 6 of last year.

Hear New York Times' reporter Luke Broadwater's interview with host Steve Goldstein on The Show

The U.S. House’s Jan. 6 committee will hold its first prime-time hearing June 9, beginning at 5 p.m. MST, and you’ll be able to listen here on KJZZ.

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