Washington Post: Six Takeaways From the First January 6th Committee’s Hearing

From a Washington Post analysis by Amber Phillips headlined “6 takeaways from the Jan. 6 committee’s first prime-time hearing”:

1. The committee holds Trump responsible for the attack

“President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.” That is the top Republican on the committee (and one of only two who agreed to participate with Democrats), Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) directly laying the blame for the violence on Trump.

“[W]hen a president fails to take the steps necessary to preserve our union or worse causes a constitutional crisis,” she said, “we’re at a moment of maximum danger for our republic.”