WASHINGTON — The Jan. 6 committee will reveal some of its findings tonight. The hearing will include testimony and video that’s hasn’t been seen before. 

What You Need To Know

  • Jan. 6 committee hearings begin Thursday

  • Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have different views of the event

  • The bipartisan committee will share details of its 10-month investigation

  • Spectrum News 1 will air the special live


Many Republicans are dismissing the committee’s findings before the information is released. However, the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Spectrum News 1 late last year that he was paying attention to the committee’s work. McConnell added he thinks the “fact finding is interesting.”  


“We’re watching the investigation as it’s occurring over in the House and I think it will be interesting to see what facts they find,” McConnell said. “It was a horrendous event and I think what they are seeking to find out is something the public needs to know.” 

The bipartisan select committee will share what it found during its 10-month investigation in a prime time special which will be shown live on Spectrum News 1. 

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Spectrum News 1 he will not be watching the hearing, and he encouraged other Americans not to watch it either. He referred to the committee hearing as a “witch hunt.”  


Paul faults House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for blocking certain Republicans from serving on the committee. Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., because of “statements made and actions taken” that could “impact the integrity of the committee.” Both lawmakers expressed concerns about creating the committee. The committee has since subpoenaed Jordan. 


House Republican leaders then pulled their picks and Pelosi appointed Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

“This is two renegade Republicans who hate Donald Trump and voted to impeach him. They don’t represent anything about the Republican Party,” said Paul.

Republicans in the Senate, including Paul and McConnell, voted against creating an independent 9/11-style commission that would not have had any lawmakers on it. Only 6 Republican senators voted in favor of that commission.