Jan. 6 hearing gives primetime exposure to violent footage and dramatic evidence – the question is, to what end?

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A video image shows the U.S. Capitol grounds being breached as the House Jan. 6 committee holds its first public hearing.Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP Mark Satta, Wayne State University; Claire Leavitt, Grinnell College, and Ken Hughes, University of Virginia A violent mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, intent on disrupting a joint session of Congress that was meeting to count electoral votes and declare Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. They did not succeed in preventing Biden’s certification as president, but seven people died…

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