House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is bringing a set of historians on board she openly admits are meant to craft the narrative she prefers.
According to The Hill:
Historians Jon Meacham and Doris Kearns Goodwin are slated to participate in one of the events organized at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly riot.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a letter to colleagues on Thursday that Meacham and Goodwin will participate in a conversation moderated by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden “to establish and preserve the narrative of January 6th.”
Other events scheduled for next Thursday include a moment of silence, time for lawmakers to share their testimonials regarding the Jan. 6 riot and a prayer vigil. The House will be holding a pro forma session that day.
“These events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and recommitment, in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayerfulness,” Pelosi wrote. “All events will be live-streamed, so that Members can watch and participate from their districts.”
Democrats have sought to keep attention on the events of Jan. 6, with a special committee set up to probe the riot issuing a series of subpoenas and document requests in recent months to former Trump administration officials.
Pelosi announced last month that her office would prepare a full program of activities in “solemn observance” of the one year anniversary.