Expert: House Committee's findings on January 6 could impact Long Island voters

The committee had its first prime time hearing last week, with members revealing the case against Trump that he pushed false claims of a stolen election while advisors told him otherwise.

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2022, 2:55 AM

Updated 670 days ago

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As Day 2 of the House Committee hearings into Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol get underway Monday, it's findings could impact how Long Islanders vote in midterm elections.
But before the hearings start, committee member Rep. Adam Schiff said on Sunday there now may be enough evidence to consider a criminal indictment against the former President Donald Trump.
"I would like to see the Justice Department investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump or anyone else," Schiff said.
The committee had its first prime time hearing last week, with members revealing the case against Trump that he pushed false claims of a stolen election while advisors told him otherwise.
More evidence is expected to be laid out over the next week, but how will all of this play with voters?
Larry Levy from the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University says suburban swing voters, like many on Long Island, could see this hearing as how they will vote in midterm elections.
"It is how they swing that will determine maybe not its place in history, but how these hearing play certainly with the next election cycle," Levy explains.
Levy, however, says really what some lawmakers on the committee are focusing on is getting a message to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
'Because he's is the person alone who will decide whether there is enough out there to begin a criminal investigation of the former president," Levy says.
Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin echoed those thoughts.
"I think that he knows, his staff knows, the U.S. Attorney's know what's at stake here," Raskin said.
The second day of hearings begin Monday at 10 a.m.


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