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Flight 93 And The Jan. 6 Hearings (2 of 2)

Kathleen Thometz

Posted on September 9, 2022 17:00

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As the 21st anniversary of 9/11 approaches, let's remember that it is every Americans’ duty to protect the Capitol.

Among the many statements Donald Trump has made that have proven to be false, including his continued claims that he prevailed in the 2020 election, are those about the actions he took on September 11, 2001. He did not help remove rubble at Ground Zero, nor witness Muslims in Jersey City cheering as the towers collapsed. He should not and cannot be trusted.

It has become clear in the course of the Jan. 6 House Select Committee’s Hearings that many people were involved in the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The J6 Select Committee Hearings are a living thing. As Americans tune in and learn about the events surrounding that day, their interest energizes the committee and is compelling reticent witnesses to come forward and share their stories.

Through live and recorded testimony given under oath, through tweets, texts, missing texts, and phone messages, the J6 Select Committee is telling the story of how Donald Trump and his coconspirators tried to steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden and the American people.

Twenty-one years ago, in a field in Pennsylvania, 40 people voted to stop terrorists from crashing a plane into the Capitol. Our nation was grateful for their courage. We owe it to their memories to have the decency to watch the J6 Select Committee Hearings and make sure that those who planned and executed the attempt to overthrow our government are punished for their actions.

The hearings are not a trial, and they may have shortcomings, but they do a good job of telling the story of January 6th. And, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers once said, “The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.”

The J6 hearings are a gripping story told by Americans with firsthand knowledge of the events surrounding Jan. 6th. Like the heroic passengers on Flight 93, those brave storytellers deserve to be heard by all Americans. 2 of 2

Kathleen Thometz

Posted on September 9, 2022 17:00

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