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Members of the Oath Keepers stand outside the U.S. Capitol
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Militia Expert Explains Trump’s Complex Relationship To Jan. 6 Rioters

The House Select Committee is set to investigate the January 6 Riot on July 21, 2022, during its latest public hearing. At the heart of the issue is Trump’s possible engagement with rioters and fringe nationalist militia groups such as the Proud Boys, Three Percenters and Oath Keepers. Amy Cooter, a senior lecturer in sociology at Vanderbilt University and militia expert, explains what drives these groups and their complicated relationship with Trump and the government.

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Rep. Guest Defeats GOP Challenger in Runoff Despite Jan. 6th Criticism

U.S. House Rep. Michael Guest, the incumbent in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, soundly defeated challenger Michael Cassidy in tonight’s Republican primary runoff. The runoff follows a surprising near-victory for Cassidy in the June 7 primary, where the Naval reserve pilot eked out a first place finish but failed to win the 50% necessary to avoid a runoff.

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

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.

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