A video of former President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played
Mike Pence Would 'Consider' Testifying To Jan. 6 Committee If Invited Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images

In light of hurricane Ian heading toward Florida, the Jan. 6 committee has postponed its hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday.

The panel, which is investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol had originally scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to share new information that it has found since its last hearing on July 21. But the committee’s chairman, Bennie Thompson, and Vice Chairwoman, Liz Cheney, made the announcement about the delay Tuesday afternoon, reported CNN.

Thompson and Cheney said in a joint statement that in light of the hurricane bearing down on parts of Florida, they have "decided to postpone tomorrow’s proceedings." They are praying for the safety of all those in the storm’s path, and said that the committee’s investigation "goes forward and we will soon announce a date for the postponed proceedings.”

Stephanie Murphy, one of the committee’s nine members, represents a district that includes parts of Orlando.

The latest hearing would have been the committee’s first since a series of blockbuster presentations earlier this summer, according to NPR. The Jan. 6 public hearings saw the panel detail new evidence through testimony from advisers, top aides and allies to former President Donald Trump. The hearings have aimed to show that Trump had a much bigger role to play in efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results and the Jan. 6 riot.

Since the committee shared those findings, panel members teased more hearings to share evidence. Only one hearing had been set so far, and now the committee will need to reschedule it for a later date.

Committee members have also refused to elaborate on topics that could be covered in this next hearing. Thompson previously said that the panel would be airing "substantial footage" and "significant witness testimony." But he didn't give any more details on what the public can expect to see or what the focus of the presentation would be, reported ABC News. People are also wondering if the committee will call former Vice President Mike Pence to testify before it wraps up the probe.

A final report is expected by end of 2022. Potential hearings might also be held in conjunction to detail new findings.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking is shown on a screen during the Jan 6 panel's second hearing
A video of former U.S. President Donald Trump speaking is shown on a screen during the second hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 13, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool/Getty Images

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