Sean Penn Attends January 6 Congressional Hearing: ‘We’re Looking To See If Justice Comes’


By ETCanada.com Staff.

3 hours ago

Sean Penn was among those in attendance on the fifth day of the US Congress’ January 6 committee hearings, surprising onlookers.

Penn, 61, was spotted by cameras during the televised event on Thursday which took place at the US Capitol in Washington, DC The Academy Award-winning actor sat next to former Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone, who resigned from the force after being beaten by the insurrectionist mob at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and DC Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges. Hodges was crushed in a door by rioters in a horrific moment captured on video broadcast around the world.

US actor Sean Penn (C) sits next to Officer Michael Fanone (2nd R) of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department, as they attend the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2022.
– BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP via Getty Images

Penn told CNN reporter Annie Grayer that he was attending the hearing “to observe.” Describing himself as “just another citizen,” the actor added, “I think we all saw what happened on January 6, and now we’re looking to see if justice comes on the other side of it.”

READ MORE:
Sean Penn Was Warned To ‘Get The F ** k Out’ Of Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

Shortly after news of Penn’s presence at the hearing broke, the actor began trending on Twitter in the US and remained a popular subject on the social media platform for the remainder of the afternoon.

READ MORE:
Sean Penn Debated ‘Taking Up Arms Against Russia’ To Help Ukraine

One of Hollywood’s most politically active and activist stars, Penn condemned former President Trump for his role in fomenting the January 6 attack shortly after it happened. “Hell hath no fury like a narcissist scorned,” Penn tweeted at the time.

Penn has also taken his interest in politics to his on-screen work. He recently starred in the TV series “Gaslit”, which focuses on the Watergate break-in scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Ironically, Thursday’s hearing focused on how, just like Nixon, President Trump sought to strong-arm the US Justice Department into helping him politically. Many outlets have reported that Trump went even further than Nixon by trying to use the Department of Justice to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which he lost.

Penn’s presence in DC followed his months-long campaign to help Ukraine as it has suffered the onslaught of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. He was also in Ukraine on February 24 when Russian forces moved into the country while he was filming a documentary about attacks on his organization Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE). The aid org provides relief to refugees on the frontlines.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=508564806021134&version=v2.6”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));


Original Article reposted fromSource link

Disclaimer: The website autopost contents from credible news sources and we are not the original creators. If we Have added some content that belongs to you or your organization by mistake, We are sorry for that. We apologize for that and assure you that this won’t be repeated in future. If you are the rightful owner of the content used in our Website, please mail us with your Name, Organization Name, Contact Details, Copyright infringing URL and Copyright Proof (URL or Legal Document) aT spacksdigital @ gmail.com

I assure you that, I will remove the infringing content Within 48 Hours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Gadget

Daily Jumble 7/5/22 Answers – July 5 2022

Jumble has been entertaining folks since 1954 and has been a classic game where scrambled words require you to unscramble them in order to find key letters that leads to a final word to be unscrambled to answer the day’s pun! We have the answers for today’s Jumble, published on July 5 2022 below. Daily […]

Read More
Gadget

Cardano (ADA) Transaction Count Surpasses 44 Million Surging 5.4%

– Advertisement – Users’ activity on the Cardano blockchain has continued to gain momentum despite the decline in the value of ADA cryptocurrency. According to an infographic shared by the Cardano Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Cardano, the project recorded fair growth across various aspects in the month of June. The […]

Read More
Gadget

Kendall Jenner And Devin Booker Seen In Hamptons Together After Recent Split

Kendall Jenner is one of the highest-paying models in the world and has many fans all around the world. She is best known for her family’s show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. With so many fans, Kendall has gained a lot of attention around the world. Recently, Kendall and Devin were seen in a Bridgehampton […]

Read More