Analysis: Trump's infamous obsession with TV helped define Jan. 6 too

For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, then-President Donald Trump took no known public actions to halt

the insurrectionists who laid siege to the U.S. Capitol to block certification of President Biden's election win.

Trump did not call out the National Guard. He did not stride to the East Room for a live address to the nation urging acceptance of the results.

Nor did he tweet out denunciations of the assault on the seat of the nation's legislative branch.

Instead, two mild tweets calling for "peaceful" actions were sent from his account — the first an hour after protesters overwhelmed police

at the base of the Capitol's rear steps. And the sitting president did one other thing, according to U.S. Rep

The Illinois representative, like Trump, a Republican, will be one of two lawmakers leading Thursday night's hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack

He says the panel has filled in the blanks of what Trump did during 187 minutes of inaction,