U.S. Jan. 6 committee chair has COVID; Thursday hearing will proceed

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democrat Bennie Thompson, chairman of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, said on Tuesday he has contracted COVID-19 but that the panel’s hearing scheduled for Thursday evening will proceed. Thompson said on Twitter that he tested positive on Monday and was experiencing mild symptoms. He said he was fully vaccinated and boosted. The House of Representatives select committee has held seven hearings in the past six weeks looking at the attack by supporters of Republican then-President Donald Trump in a failed effort to pre…

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