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Sunday shows – Officials brace for Jan. 6 anniversary

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The upcoming one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol dominated the political talk shows on Sunday morning. 

The U.S. Capitol Police chief discussed improvements in the past year, and key members of the House panel investigating Jan. 6 provided updates on the probe.

Multiple guests also discussed developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, including the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for asymptomatic individuals who test positive for the virus. 

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Capitol Police chief says force plans ‘more well thought out’ after Jan. 6
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
As the one-year anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack approaches this week, U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said the department’s planning is now “more well thought out.”

While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Manger said improvements have been made after criticisms were raised during and after the Capitol insurrection about the response to the violent attacks, with the National Guard on standby as officials waited for a word on deployment.

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Thompson says Jan. 6 panel has requested videos Trump made amid Capitol riot
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Sunday said the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is working to obtain videos then-President Trump made at the White House as the Capitol riot was taking place.
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Jan. 6 panel to seek information from Willard hotel
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Sunday said the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has asked the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C. for information as part of its probe.
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Cheney warns that Trump is ‘at war with the rule of law’ as Jan. 6 anniversary nears
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R) on Sunday accused former President Trump of being “at war with the rule of law,” and said that if he repeats the baseless claims of the 2020 presidential election being stolen, he will do so with the knowledge that those words can elicit a violent response.
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GOP rep says Republicans have ‘no other option’ than to back Trump
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Republican Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) on Sunday said the GOP has “no other option” than to back former President Trump, pointing to efforts taken by the Biden administration during its first year in office.
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Majority in new poll condemns Jan. 6 attack, says Trump at least partially to blame
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
A majority of Americans condemns the Jan. 6 riot and believes that former President Trump bears at least some portion of responsibility for that violent attack on the Capitol.
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Fauci: CDC to consider amending isolation guidance amid pushback
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Anthony Fauci on Sunday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering further amending its isolation guidance for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 but remain asymptomatic.
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‘We don’t want to get complacent’ despite reports that omicron may be less severe, Fauci says
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Americans “don’t want to get complacent” despite reports that the omicron variant may lead to less-severe illness than previous COVID-19 strains.
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GOP governor praises federal pandemic response, but says its ‘a little bit inconsistent’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday praised the federal government’s recent handling the COVID-19 pandemic, but said its messaging has been “a little bit inconsistent.”
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Education secretary committed to in-person learning, expects ‘bumps in the road’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Sunday signaled his resolve to maintain in-person learning amid the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant, but acknowledged there will likely be some “bumps in the road.”
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