An Insider’s Take on the Capitol Riot Probe

August 11, 2021  • Aspen Ideas to Go

Representative Liz Cheney is one of nine lawmakers investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. The Republican is part of a House select committee that held its first hearing last month. It’s critical the committee get to the bottom of what happened that day, says Cheney, but equally important is Americans’ acknowledgement that change is needed beyond Washington. “We need to have a very serious, sustained national discussion about American history, about civics, about the Constitution, and about the rule of law.” She speaks with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt about the investigation, her personal experience at the Capitol January 6th, and why it’s important voters demand substance from their elected officials. Their conversation was held August 4.

This conversation was part of Aspen Community Programs held on August 4, 2021. 

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