The January 6 committee announced on Tuesday morning that its hearing scheduled for Wednesday had been postponed – but conflicting explanations were offered as to why.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., told reporters on Capitol Hill after the committee’s announcement that there were no issues with witnesses moving the hearing but “technical issues.”
“It’s just technical issues. I mean, we were, you know, the staff putting all the videos together, you know, doing 1-2-3, it was overwhelming, so we’re trying to give them a little bit space,” she said. “It’s not serious.”
Appearing earlier on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she said “editing the video exhibits is a grueling exercise for our very small video team…it’s just too much to put it all together.”
But when later asked if Lofgren’s explanation of the postponement of the hearing was accurate, a committee aide replied “no.”
The aide said the hearing had been “postponed to accommodate scheduling requests”.
The hearing was to focus on then-President Donald Trump’s campaign to pressure the Justice Department to support his bogus claims of voter fraud.