The Senate has launched a bipartisan investigation into the “security failures” that resulted in Wednesday’s siege on Capitol Hill, lawmakers announced Friday.
Hearings will be held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
“Wednesday’s violent and criminal acts directed at our Capitol, a symbol of American Democracy, will forever be a stain on our nation’s history,” the committees’ leaders Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Gary Peters (D-MI), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said in a joint statement.
“Due to the heroic acts of many, the perpetrators of this attack failed to achieve their goal. It is our duty as bipartisan leaders of the Senate committees with jurisdiction over homeland security, oversight and Capitol operations to examine the security failures that led to Wednesday’s attack. “
The senators ripped Wednesday’s attack by Trump supporters — who infiltrated the Capitol building — “an attack on every American.”
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