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117th Congress: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) joins Washington Post Live on Monday, June 6 (Video: The Washington Post)

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol is going prime time with public hearings in June. Join Washington Post Live to hear from a key committee member, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), about what questions the committee still has and what they know and don’t know about what Donald Trump was doing that day.

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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told The Post on June 6 that Cassidy Hutchinson "rendered truthful testimony" to the Jan. 6 committee. (Video: Washington Post Live)
“They were trying to materialize votes that didn't exist and destroy votes that did exist. And when all of that didn't work then they moved on to other plans, including a plan that his disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was involved in to get the military to seize the election machinery and rerun the election.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We just have an absolute mountain of evidence about what took place and our problem is really distilling the core elements of all of these events, to share with the people but I hope that all of the most important material evidence will be made available to the public.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“Donald Trump and the White House were at the center of these events. That’s the only way really of making sense of them all.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The committee has found evidence of concerted planning and premeditated activity. The idea that all of this was just a rowdy demonstration that spontaneously got a little out of control is absurd. You don't almost knock over the US government by accident.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The electoral college is an undemocratic relic of the early constitution… We have to look very seriously at whether there are going to be more attempts by bad faith strategic actors to exploit the many different steps along the way in the Electoral College, to keep revisiting or threatening the popular results.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“Watch the hearings. The hearings will tell a story about what took place on that day.” – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Video: Washington Post Live)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)