The chairman of the House Select Committee Investigating the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has contracted COVID-19 just days before the probe is poised to present its eighth and potentially final public hearing. This turn of events will not alter the schedule for the Jan. 6 committee this week.
In a statement Tuesday, Thompson said his symptoms were mild because he was vaccinated and boosted.
In a statement, a committee spokesperson said Thompson was “disappointed,” but he has ordered the committee to proceed.
The session Thursday will be led by Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Elaine Luria. Together, the lawmakers will pore over the three-hour period on Jan. 6 where they say former President Donald Trump ignored pleas for help and passively watched as a mob of his supporters laid siege to Congress and the U.S. Capitol.
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