The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection held its first public hearings tonight; see our guide to the players and our live coverage for what you might have missed.
Outside the Capitol, it’s been a hectic news day. A (Fox News-commenting) Republican House candidate in New York opined that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is “the kind of leader we need today.” A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan capped that by being arrested for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. As predicted, white Americans are now dying from COVID-19 at greater rates than other Americans, and it’s because white Americans have been inundated with Republican pandemic denialism. You’ll also want to avoid deep-red Republican states if you’re averse to dying by gunshot wound, despite what Fox News hosts scream into the cameras each night.