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Read the full text of chair Bennie Thompson's remarks in first Jan. 6 hearing

Thompson, D-Miss., leads the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol last year by a mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., delivered an opening statement in the first of several public hearings to present the findings of the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery.