Uprising of Capitol under examination at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON – Current and former leader of four law enforcement agencies charged with protecting the United States Capitol face interrogation from the senators on Tuesday in their first public testimony on the deadly January 6 riots on the United States Capitol.

The hearing before two Senate committees comes as lawmakers investigate the build-up of unrest and the resulting response from law enforcement. Thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump marched to the Capitol on January 6, overwhelmed police officers raided the building and then ransacked the building in an uprising that resulted in five deaths.

The four officials to answer questions from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee are acting Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee, former United States Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former Senate Sergeant in Arms Michael Stenger and former Army Sergeant Paul Irving.

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Lawmakers should ask for information on preparation errors. Officers were overwhelmed by rioters despite intelligence suggesting protests …

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