Two U.S. Senate committees will hold a hearing today on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The committee hearings will focus on the security issues of the Capitol and the response of law enforcement agencies.
Former Sergeants Michael Stanger and Paul Irving will appear before the National Security and Government Affairs Committee. Senators will be joined today by former Capitol Police Chief Stephen Sund and (Metropolitan) Acting Police Chief Robert Conte.
Sergeants Stanger and Irving will speak publicly about the events of January 6 for the first time. They were ousted by supporters of President Trump after the attack on the Capitol.
What was the coordination between the security agencies before the attack on the Capitol; Details of the National Guard deployment and structuring actions responsible for the security of the Capitol – these are issues that lawmakers will focus on. Senator Amy Klobuchar told the Associated Press.
The senator said the Senate will hold at least one more hearing as part of an investigation into the Jan. 6 events. Lawmakers are investigating the response of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Five people have been killed in an attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Trump. Including one Capitol police officer.
The House of Representatives has impeached the 45th President of the United States on charges of “inciting insurgency.” The Senate found Donald Trump not guilty.