The 1/6 Commission has announced that it will postpone Wednesday’s scheduled hearing due to Hurricane Ian.
The committee tweeted:
In light of Hurricane Ian’s impact on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s actions. We pray for the safety of everyone in the storm’s path.
The Selection Committee will soon announce a date for the deferred proceedings. https://t.co/DgNchy845D
– January 6th Committee (@ January6thCmte) September 27 2022
With lives at risk and parts of Florida expected to rain two feet or more, rescheduling the hearing is both respectful and responsible.
From a media coverage point of view, national news coverage will be geared toward Hurricane Ian. Any message from the hearing or new information will be lost in the hurricane coverage shuffle.
It is better if the commission holds the final investigation session when the people are attentive.
Next week’s hearing will likely be postponed.
All eyes are on Florida now that the state is on the brink of a devastating storm. President Biden and the federal government stand ready to respond and help.
The committee is doing the right thing by postponing the session.
Mr. Easley is Managing Editor. He is also a White House news reporter and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a BA in Political Science. His graduating work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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