What to watch for in January 6 hearing focused on pressure campaign in the states
June 21, 2022 at 13:19
(CNN) The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol turns its attention Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state-level officials to overturn the 2020 election results.
Committee aides said the hearing will also demonstrate how Trump and his allies concocted a scheme to submit fake slates of electors.
Trump's pressure campaign against state officials played out in numerous key states where he had lost to Joe Biden.
The witnesses from Georgia include Raffensperger and his chief operating officer, Gabe Sterling, both of whom faced relentless attacks from Trump after certifying the state's election.
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers , a Republican, will testify about the pressure he received from Trump and Giuliani, according to committee aides.
Committee aides said the hearing would "demonstrate his involvement" in Georgia in the run-up to January 6.
Sterling warned in a December 2020 news conference that "it's all gone too far" after local election officials had been subjected to threats and harassment.
Brian Kemp among his top priorities after the Georgia GOP officials refuted his false claims of fraud in the state's 2020 election and certified the election for Biden.
CNN previously reported that Trump campaign officials had overseen efforts to put forward illegitimate electors in seven swing states Trump lost.
Hearings won't be chronologicalLast week, the committee focused on the pressure campaign that then-Vice President Mike Pence had faced from Trump and his allies in the days leading up to January 6.
Tuesday's hearing will turn back the clock to scrutinize what happened in the states -- before Trump's attention focused on Pence.
Last week, for instance, the committee had initially planned to hold its hearing on the Justice Department the day before the Pence hearing.