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Merkley Comments On Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The January Sixth Committee will hold its last scheduled hearing Thursday, when the group of bipartisan Senators is expected to reveal new details from the investigation. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) says he hopes Americans are paying attention and learning from the mistakes made that day, "And that we need to reinforce the strength of our fundamental institutions, including our courts, including Congress and including the behavior of the Executive Branch. They all bear responsibility to sustain the vision of the checks and balances that are written into our Constitution." He tells KBND News, "And if those institutions fail us, as they have so often, recently, we need to repair and strengthen them. They are not nearly as strong as we thought. They’re more fragile, they’re more subject to human pressure, they’re more subject to corruption than we ever anticipated."

The Oregon Democrat calls the actions committed that day troubling for our Democracy.

Thursday’s hearing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Some reports indicate we may get a look at texts sent by Secret Service agents who were with then-President Trump on that fateful day.

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