Raskin, who sits on the Jan. 6 House select committee, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he is hoping for public hearings in early May regarding the investigation.
When asked whether he is confident the committee’s work will result in the Justice Department issuing criminal recommendations, Raskin only would say the committee will “lay out the evidence that we see” and that the committee’s first role is to “deliver a report” to the public and Congress.
Raskin’s comments come as some Democrats are starting to push DOJ to consider charges against former President Donald Trump. A federal judge also declared last week that Trump “more likely than not” committed a crime related to Jan. 6.
Ultimately, Raskin said he hopes the committee can “tell that story” of the connection between two things: the mob riot that injured law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 and what was going on behind the scenes.
“Then there was an attempt at an inside coup, what the political scientists call a self-coup,” he said. “Not a coup against a president, but a coup that is orchestrated by the president against the constitutional system.”