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“I am here to observe like any other citizen,” Penn told reporters before the session began.
The actor sat next to former agent Michael Fanone, one of the police officers who was seriously injured during the assault on the Capitol. “I think we all saw what happened on January 6 and now we want to see if Justice comes from the other side”indicated the artist, who assured that he has been following the public hearings of the committee.
The session, the fifth to be held, focuses on Trump’s pressure on the Justice Department to revoke the results of the November 2020 presidential election, in which Democrat Joe Biden won.
Trump denounced without providing evidence that the Democrats had committed electoral fraud and on January 6, 2021, he gave a fiery speech to his supporters from the White House, encouraging them to march to the Capitol.
A little later, his supporters stormed the headquarters of Congress, while a joint session of both chambers was held to ratify Biden’s victory in the presidential elections.
In the assault on the Capitol, five people died, including an officer after suffering a heart attack hours after the assault, and about 140 agents were attacked. In addition, four policemen subsequently committed suicide.