Who's on the Jan 6 Committee? Every Member Investigating the Capitol Attack

The House Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol is scheduled to deliver the first set of its findings on Thursday in a public prime-time hearing.

The nine members of the committee, which was set up in July 2021, have interviewed over 1,000 witnesses and seen thousands and thousands of pages of documents.

They have heard testimony from members of former President Donald Trump's family, White House aides as well as former Justice Department officials in an attempt to determine what happened on the day of the attack, to which at least seven deaths have been connected, according to a bipartisan Senate report issued in June 2021.

Who Is on the January 6 Committee?

U.S. Capitol police rushing Meuser out
A member of the U.S. Capitol police rushing Rep. Dan Meuser out of the Capitol during the January 6 attack. The committee investigating the attack is to hold its first public hearing on Thursday. Drew Angerer

The committee consists of seven Democrats and two Republicans. The full list is as follows:

  • Rep. Bennie Thompson - A Democrat from Mississippi, he is the chair of the committee. He described the Capitol attack as a "horrible day." He also serves as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, the first Democrat to ever hold the position.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney - The representative from Wyoming serves as the vice chair of the committee and is one of the two Republicans that sit on the committee. She has been an outspoken critic of Trump and was one of 10 Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him in January 2021 following the riot at the Capitol. She was removed as her party's conference chairwoman in May 2021.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger - A Republican from Illinois, he also voted to impeach Trump in 2021. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force, flying missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Rep. Elaine Luria - A retired Navy commander and a Democrat, she pitched herself to Pelosi to serve on the committee. The day the lawmaker from Virginia announced that she would run for a third term—on January 6, 2022—she and her staff had to evacuate her office because of a pipe bomb threat.
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin - The lawmaker from Maryland was the lead impeachment manager for Democrats during Donald Trump's second impeachment. A few days before the Capitol riot, he announced the death by suicide of his 25-year-old son, Tommy. He wrote about the loss of his son and the Capitol attack in a book Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy.
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy - The Florida representative was the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress. She has said that the aim of the committee, was partly to protect the integrity of free and fair elections. "When we got to January 6th, the courts had already settled the cases. We cannot find ourselves in a situation where elected leaders find whatever loophole they can to try to hold on to power, because that makes us no better than any autocracy in this world," she further stated.
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar - The California congressman is the only Latino member of the committee. He stated that he was "honored to have been selected" and described what happened on January 6 as "one of the darkest days in our country's history."
  • Rep. Adam Schiff - The California Democrat chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He was also the lead impeachment manager representing Democrats during Trump's first impeachment trial. He has stated that the committee will "investigate the events leading up to and during the violent insurrection, and to determine how to best protect our fragile democracy moving forward."
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren - Another California representative, she served as an impeachment manager during the first impeachment trial against Trump. The former immigration lawyer was first elected to Congress in 1994.

When Are the January 6 Committee Hearings?

There are to be at least six hearings. The first is to occur on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET. The second is to be held Monday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Although the committee has yet to announce times and dates for the rest of the hearings, we do know that the final hearing is to take place in September, prior to the November midterm elections.