Democratic lawmaker suspects protesters were assisted by Capitol Police

Democratic lawmaker suspects protesters were assisted by Capitol Police


New York Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman suspects protesters who breached the Capitol complex Wednesday had help from the U.S. Capitol Police.

“Why was a fascist, white supremacist mob able to overwhelm Capitol Police? Do ties exist between the white supremacists who launched that attack and members of the police force? We need answers,” Bowman tweeted Friday.

Bowman is currently drafting legislation to call for a commission to investigate the Capitol Police and whether any of its members have ties to white nationalists and white nationalist sympathizers, he told Mother Jones magazine.

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California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters also called for an investigation of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who announced his resignation in the aftermath of the riot, for the lack of security at the Capitol building Wednesday. The sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate also resigned.

“[Sund] was telling us that he had it all under control. It turned out he had nothing under control. Nothing under

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