Media Spreads Big Lies as Jan. 6 Committee Attempts To Hold Insurrectionists Accountable
On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of loyalists to former president Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol building after he delivered an incendiary speech that falsely claimed the 2020 election, and its ongoing certification in the Capitol, was fraudulent.
After Senate Republicans blocked a bill to create an independent commission to investigate the attack, the House established a select committee to lead a probe. On July 27, the first congressional hearing to investigate the insurrection took place, which Republicans boycotted as part of their strategy to advance the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
Even with Trump out of office, GOP leaders are willing to expand his assault on the facts for political gain, and right-wing media is regurgitating their misinformation.
Read the full report on The Edge.