Watch live: House hearing with Pentagon officials on role of military during protests

The House Armed Services Committee is set to hold a hearing with top Pentagon officials on Thursday about the role of the U.S. military in civilian law enforcement. 

Secretary of Defense Mark EsperMark EsperOvernight Defense: Embattled Pentagon policy nominee withdraws, gets appointment to deputy policy job | Marines, sailor killed in California training accident identified | Governors call for extension of funding for Guard's coronavirus response Democrats demand Esper explicitly ban Confederate flag and allow Pride, Native Nations flags Trump's revenge — pulling troops from Germany — will be costly MORE and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are set to testify before the panel.

The hearing comes after President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty troops to quell protests across the country following the death of George Floyd and after U.S. Park Police forcibly cleared protesters in Lafayette Square outside the White House so Trump could walk to a photo op at nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Watch live in the video above.