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Jan. 6 Committee Chair Bennie Thompson May Compel Trump, McCarthy To Testify

Bennie Thompson sits in the House gallery while other members of Congress lie on the floors of the gallery or hide beneath their chairs during the insurrection

U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson will lead a congressional select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today. Thompson, who also chairs the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN today that he would consider calling former President Donald Trump and Republicans who communicated with him at the time of the insurrection to testify.

White House Coronavirus Task Force Raising Alarms Over Delta Variant

Masked man in car driving through a vaccination line

As the Delta variant begins to race through the United States, the White House Coronavirus Task Force is warning that unvaccinated populations are especially at risk from the virulent new strain of COVID-19. That includes young adults who previously displayed a healthy resistance to the worst effects of the virus.