What They’re Saying: January 6th Select Committee Is Credible, Effective and Necessary

July 27, 2021

The American people – and the police officers who fought the insurrectionists – deserve a full and honest accounting of the January 6th insurrection.  That’s exactly what they’re getting from the January 6th Select Committee.

Don’t just take our word for it.  From Fox News to POLITICO to PBS News, here’s what they’re saying about the committee’s first day of testimony:

Capitol Police



Brett Baier, Fox News



Dan Balz, Washington Post

Republicans have resisted this investigation from the start. They deep-sixed the creation of an independent, 9/11-style commission and have tried to turn the House investigation ordered by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) into one more partisan mud fight. They have tried to shift the focus and to call into question the motives of those supporting the investigation….

With their appearance on Tuesday, the four officers swept much of that away. They reminded everyone why the events leading up to and including Jan. 6 demand a thorough and nonpartisan investigation, not the pettiness that has marked the run-up to Tuesday. As important, in their individual ways, the officers were demanding that those responsible be held accountable.


The House select committee on Jan. 6 held its first hearing this morning, and all we have to say is, damn.

The compelling testimony from four police officers who put their lives on the line during the attack — grown men in uniform choking up on the witness stand while talking about protecting lawmakers, being physically assaulted by supporters of DONALD TRUMP, thinking they would die, then having the horrors of the day downplayed by some prominent Republicans — will hit home for anyone who watched.

John King, CNN

“[McCarthy says] this is a Pelosi-partisan committee. No it is not…..If you had any doubts about is this investigation necessary, the officers, I think, made crystal clear why.”



Former Republican Congressman Mark Sanford



Larry Sabato, UVA Center For Politics



Nancy Cordes, CBS News



Lisa Desjardins, PBS News



Kyle Cheney, POLITICO



Joe Khalil, NewsNationNow