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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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Rep. Bennie Thompson, January 6th Committee Refer Trump For Criminal Charges

Accountability for the January 6th attacks “can only be found in the criminal justice system,” U.S. House January 6th Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Monday afternoon as he and the other eight members of the committee voted to refer former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Justice Department for prosecution.

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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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