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After a nearly yearlong investigation, the congressional committee examining the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will begin holding televised hearings on Thursday.
One focus of the hearings will be the Proud Boys. The trajectory of that group, which grew out of a drinking club in New York City for men who felt put upon by liberal culture, has now led to charges of trying to overthrow the United States government.
On today’s episode
Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times.
A federal indictment has charged five members of the Proud Boys, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy.
How Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys founder, went from Brooklyn hipster to far-right provocateur.
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Alan Feuer contributed reporting.
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