Senate Holds Hearing on Capitol Breach

Headline Roundup February 23rd, 2021

Law enforcement officials will testify on Tuesday before two Senate Committees regarding security failures that enabled the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

The joint hearing could lead to competing narratives over what prompted the breach and who was responsible.

Senate Holds Hearing on Capitol Breach

From the Left
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US Senate, Capitol chaos, law enforcement, Violence in America

Lawmakers will get their first chance Tuesday to expose the security failures that allowed rioters to overtake the Capitol on Jan. 6 and threaten the presidential transition of power.

At a rare joint oversight hearing, senators are set to hear from security officials who were on duty when a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters ransacked the building and sent them fleeing for their lives. The story of Jan. 6 has become clearer as hundreds of rioters have faced charges, but high-level decision-making by top congressional security officials has...

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From the Center
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US Senate, Capitol chaos, law enforcement, Violence in America

Top officials responsible for the security of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack are scheduled to testify before Congress Tuesday about the failure to adequately prepare for and counter a deadly riot on the day lawmakers convened to certify the results of the presidential election.

A joint bipartisan committee of senators will question three security officials who resigned in the wake of the attack: former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving and former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger. Robert...

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From the Right
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US Senate, Capitol chaos, law enforcement, Violence in America

Two Senate committees are set to meet Tuesday in the first public congressional inquiry into the Jan. 6 Capitol security failures that allowed a pro-Trump mob to storm the building as lawmakers were certifying the presidential election results in a joint session.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSCAC) and Rules and Administration Committee will convene at 10 a.m. as they seek information about "preparations and response efforts" to the attack.

Invited to the hearing are Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee and the three former...

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