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WATCH: Graphic video recalls Jan. 6 insurrection violence at House investigation hearing

Warning: Video and audio played during this clip contains violence and explicit language.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., played a video showing footage of the events that transpired on Jan. 6 before a House select committee appointed to investigate the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The footage shows officers being violently attacked by the insurrectionists and includes audio from their dispatches as they were responding to the deadly events.

Members of the Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police testified during the committee’s first hearing on July 27 about the violence and fear they experienced that day, and how the attack has continued to affect them.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised the committee will “get to the truth” of what happened during the storming of the Capitol, which killed at least five people, and followed a rally where former President Donald Trump repeated false claims of voter fraud and a stolen election as he urged crowds protesting the results of the election to head to the Capitol to take a stand against “this egregious assault on our democracy.” The committee includes seven Democrats and two Republicans, appointed by Pelosi. Republicans, who have been wary of crossing former President Donald Trump, have criticized the process. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently withdrew the names of five GOP appointees after Pelosi rejected the participation of two of them.

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