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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 05:51 AM

Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

The New York Times
Luke Broadwater 2 hrs ago

WASHINGTON — As House leaders haggle over the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a bipartisan group of senators is pressing ahead with a series of investigative hearings to scrutinize the security breakdowns that failed to prevent the deadly pro-Trump rampage.

a man in a suit standing in front of a building: Paul D. Irving, left, and Michael C. Stenger, the former sergeants-at-arms for the House and Senate, will testify during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

The inquiry begins on Tuesday with a joint hearing of two Senate committees to question the officials who were in charge of securing the Capitol during the attack, when Capitol Police officers and members of the District of Columbia’s police force called in as reinforcements were overrun as the vice president and members of the House and the Senate were gathered inside.

The meeting of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Rules and Administration Committee will be the first time the public has heard from the top two security officials at the Capitol on the day of the assault, both of whom resigned after the breach.


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