House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding the resignation of Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund over the mob of President Trump supporters that was allowed to storm Congress over his election loss.
Sund “hasn’t even called us since this happened,” Pelosi said at a Thursday afternoon press conference, roughly 24 hours after the jarring assault.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) said House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving already is resigning in response to the attack on the Capitol — which delayed but did not prevent certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Trump.
Pro-Trump protesters pillaged offices, broke onto the Senate floor and clashed with law enforcement under the Rotunda during hours of chaos.
A Trump supporter was fatally shot by a policeman while attempting to enter Pelosi’s speaker’s lobby. Another protester was photographed stealing Pelosi’s podium, adorned with her official seal.
“I’m calling for the resignation of the Capitol — the chief of the Capitol Police, Mr. Sund,” Pelosi said at a Thursday afternoon press