Jan. 6 hearing won't move MAGA crowd, but this hero's testimony will reach people

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January 6 hero: Officer Caroline Edwards put face on Capitol riot

She’s a cop, a woman who for years served the force at the U.S. Capitol, the ‘proud’ granddaughter of a Marine. She put a human face on the committee’s first hearing.

The Jan. 6 committee’s evidence-laden opening hearing Thursday night showed exactly why Republicans and their symbiotic pals in the right-wing media are bending upside-down and backward to keep people from tuning in.

Out of the gate, live and in primetime, House select committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, punctured former President Donald Trump’s “rigged election” balloon until it was limp, tattered by documentary evidence and clips of under-oath testimony that included Trump’s own daughter acknowledging she accepted there was no basis for her father’s fraud claims.

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