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First day a 2022 US congress could vote to shut down Jan 6th commission? How quickly after could the commission be effectively curtailed or shut down?

Firstly, the Jan 6th Commission was never created in the first place. It failed to pass the Senate due to a Republican filibuster, leading to the creation of the House Select Committee to Investigate ...
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What is the purpose of the House investigation of what happened at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th 2021?

The purposes of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol - according to H.Res.503 which established the committee are as follows: Consistent with the ...
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What is the purpose of the House investigation of what happened at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th 2021?

There is no longer any point in impeaching the former President. It is being convened to answer the kinds of questions the 9/11 commission did: the who, what, when, where, and why of the incident. ...
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Is it justified for one party to dominate in a panel that is commissioned to investigate a national matter?

Whether it's justified or not is not really a question that can be answered objectively, but it's impossible for Speaker Pelosi to force Republicans to participate if they don't want to. Initially, ...
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Is it justified for one party to dominate in a panel that is commissioned to investigate a national matter?

When one party boycotts the panel - yes. In the case of this particular commission, the minority party decided that they didn't want to advance any candidates at all. This is tacit permission for the ...
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Isn't the January 6 Commission redundant considering the investigative powers of existing agencies?

The FBI is a police agency. It investigates criminal activity. The intent of an investigative board such as this one is to look more widely at the causes of, and response to the events on Jan 6th. For ...
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What happens if a US president is found to have engaged in insurrection after taking office?

There are 19th century post-civil war examples of both state and federal officials (at least one federal judge) being removed from office after taking office under the 14th Amendment provision ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

FiveThirtyEight maintains a favorability index on Donald Trump, this doesn't seem to have been strongly impacted since the hearings started being broadcast on June 9th, Although it has dropped ...
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What is the purpose of the House investigation of what happened at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th 2021?

Is the purpose of the investigation of the events of January 6th to decide whether Congress should impeach former President Donald Trump? No, the purposes of the investigation are given in H. Res. ...
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Why so much hearsay testimony in the January 6 Committee hearings?

A simple way to understand this issue: We can legitimately testify about anything we witnesses. This includes statements other people make, so long as we see/hear them say such directly. We cannot (...
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What progress has the US House's January 6th Select Committee made on drafting changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887?

What progress has the January 6th select committee made on drafting changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887? None. One would not normally expect a committee to draft legislation before finishing ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

No. The Economist ran an article highly supportive of the hearings, The January 6th committee has hobbled Donald Trump, but concedes that its impact on the faithful has been fairly limited. America ...
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Why so much hearsay testimony in the January 6 Committee hearings?

Hearsay is testimony regarding a statement about a fact, presented to establish that fact. That is, there is some alleged fact, and Person A claims that Person B made a statement about the fact, and ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

One of the significant problems with the Jan 6 Commission is that Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker) decided that she did not like Kevin McCarthy's (Minority Leader) picks for the Commission. Instead, she ...
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Is it justified for one party to dominate in a panel that is commissioned to investigate a national matter?

Almost every committee and panel in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate has a majority of members who are members of the majority party in that House of Congress. While it is customary for the seats to ...
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