It seems unlikely that people who have been able to repress, ignore, or deny what they saw with their own eyes will be moved by Congressional hearings. But it’s probably worth continuing to yell the truth, because without it, democracy craters. Maybe the coming the subpoenas will help. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger on the attacks he and Liz Cheney have gotten from those in their party: “I think that reflects more on people than it does on the situation at hand. This is a historic moment, and this is a democracy defending moment. And no matter the consequences, me, and I know Liz will stand and defend democracy.” DC Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges summed up the role of Congress in the Jan 6 hearings. “As patrol officers, we can only deal with the crimes that happen on the streets, the misdemeanors and occasionally the violent felonies, but you guys are the only ones we’ve got to deal with crimes that occur above us. I need you guys to address if anyone in power had a role in this.” Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn: “One of the scariest things about Jan. 6 is that the people that were there, even to this day, think they were right. They think they were right. And that makes for a scary recipe for the future of this country. I think that’s why it’s important that you all take this committee seriously and get to the bottom of why this happened and let’s make it never happen again.” Capitol riot committee holds first hearing. (The big question: If witnessing an insurrection didn’t loosen the grip the crazies have on one party, will hearing about it again make a difference?)