Lawmakers Vow To Investigate Police Response, Preparedness After Capitol Breach

Lawmakers Vow To Investigate Police Response, Preparedness After Capitol Breach


Federal lawmakers are pledging to investigate how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s breach at the Capitol, when a throng of President Trump’s supporters swarmed into the building and ran amok for hours.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA),  chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said the breach into the Capitol “raises grave security concerns.” She said her committee will work with other House and Senate lawmakers to evaluate  not only the U.S. Capitol Police response but its preparedness.

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a former Orlando police chief who was on the short list to become President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate, said it was “painfully obvious” that Capitol police “were not prepared for today.”

“I certainly thought that we would have had a stronger show of force, that there would have been steps taken in the very beginning to make sure that there was a designated area for the protesters in a safe distance from the Capitol,” she said in an interview on

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