Although the committee did not provide a list of witnesses, sources told CNN that staff members contacted at least two police officers and asked if they were available to testify: the Capitol police officer of the United States, Harry Dunn, who fought the pro-Trump crowd as they launched racial insults at him, and DC metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten, beaten and suffered a crisis cardiac in response to the attack. The two officers, who indicated they would be willing to appear before the committee, had expressed the need for an independent commission to investigate the deadly insurgency and pressured members of Congress to support the legislation. to establish one.
McCarthy has yet to nominate GOP members to the panel, telling Fox News earlier this week that he had not decided who – or even if – to appoint someone, although sources tell CNN that he should always do it.
And Democratic sources previously told CNN their strategy was to avoid turning the committee’s efforts into a spectacle and to keep most of the committee’s work behind closed doors.
This story was updated with additional developments on Wednesday.