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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was proud to watch the hearing from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Watch the Pelosi’s remarks in the player above.
“The purpose of the committee (is) to seek the truth,” Pelosi said while attending the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on Friday.
“And to do so in a way that make sure that never again by anybody think that it’s okay to have a coup, to have an assault on the capital of the United States, assault on the democracy of our country, an assault on our Constitution on a day that is designated to be the day when the certification you certify a president by accepting the votes of the Electoral College.”
Pelosi ushered the creation of the Jan. 6 panel through Congress and rejected Republican-appointed lawmakers who had voted on Jan. 6 against certifying the election results, eventually naming seven Democrats and two Republicans.
The committee laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.
WATCH: Jan. 6 committee shows new footage of Capitol attack
With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of extremist groups leading the deadly siege and startling testimony from Trump’s most inner circle, the Jan. 6 committee provided gripping detail Thursday night in contending that Trump’s repeated lies about election fraud and his public effort to stop Joe Biden’s victory led to the attack and imperiled American democracy
The hearings may not change Americans’ views on the Capitol attack, but the panel’s investigation is intended to stand as its public record.
Before this fall’s midterm elections, and with Trump considering another White House run, the committee’s final report aims to account for the most violent attack on the Capitol since 1814, and to ensure such an attack never happens again.
Testimony on Thursday showed how Trump desperately clung to his own false claims of election fraud, beckoning supporters to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress would certify the results, despite those around him insisting Biden had won the election.
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