Join News Views for a Live Discussion on a joint hearing between the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Rules Committee –to dive deeper into the security failures that contributed to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by pro-Trump rioters. The hearings will take place over the next three days.
Tuesday, February 22:
- Who: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, with leaders from U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Police (like acting MPD Chief Robert Contee), as well as the former sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate.
- Focus: Tuesday will hone in on the role of leadership during the riots and the resulting security measures. U.S. Capitol police chief Steven Sund, and both the House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving and Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael Stenger, resigned following the attacks. Now, the committee wants them to testify on their specific actions during the attack and what was, and wasn’t, done – including decisions not to call for help from the National Guard.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am ET/6:00 am PT.