Watch Live: Mass shooting victims speak at House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing
Miah Cerrillo, a fourth grader who smeared herself with her murdered friend’s blood to play dead and stay alive during last month’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, should be two weeks into her summer vacation.
Instead, the 11-year-old will be a star witness Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill, testifying before a House committee and becoming the face of a nationwide gun control debate.
A spokesperson for the House Oversight and Reform Committee said Tuesday that Miah and the parents of mass shooting victims will not face questions from the panel, though some other witnesses will. She will tell her story as lawmakers face mounting pressure to respond to burgeoning gun violence across the country.
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