William C. Banks, professor emeritus, joined CBS News to discuss the legal implications of House select committee hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Professor of Law Emeritus William Banks

Professor Emeritus William C. Banks joined CBS News live before the first House select committee hearing on the January 6 Capitol riot. 

“I think the hearings are going to be another important component of establishing a historical record. It’s about preserving our most important institutions of our democracy. It’s fundamental to our democratic society that we’ve had for nearly 250 years and when that comes under threat as it did just this past year, I think the whole world pays attention,” says Banks.