The January 6 committee will hold its fourth public hearing on Tuesday and will explore the grassroots events that resulted in the Capitol storming last year. At least four people are on the panel, all of whom are election workers and local officials.
The meeting has been divided into two separate panels. The first one will include Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Georgia Secretary of State Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling.
The second panel will include only one individual — former Georgia election worker Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, as per the announcement made by the January 6 committee on Monday evening.
The key witnesses are expected to speak about their interactions with former US President Donald Trump, who reportedly asked Georgia election officials to “find 11,780” votes. This would have flipped the thin lead that Joe Biden had in the state.
Wandrea “Shay” Moss is expected to talk about the severe public harassment she had faced along with her family, according to reports from Associated Press.
“I’m appalled at what I saw,” Bowers said of the hearings in an interview Monday with The Associated Press after arriving in Washington. “I think it illuminates something we need to see big time, and take stock of ourselves. And I hope it would sober us”, Bowers added.
What to expect from Jan 6 committee’s fourth public hearing?
Tuesday’s focus will review how Donald Trump was repeatedly told his pressure campaign could potentially cause violence against the local officials and their families but pursued it anyway, according to a select committee aide.
And it will underscore that fallout from Trump’s lies continues to this day, with elections officers facing ongoing public harassment and political challengers trying to take over their jobs.