Senate hearing on Capitol riot security breach gets underway

Senate hearing on Capitol riot security breach gets underway


Former top Capitol security officials are facing a joint-Senate committee to testify about their handling of the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6 — when a mob of former President Trump supporters breached the government building. 

Steven Sund, the former chief of the Capitol Police, Paul Irving, the former sergeant-at-arms of the House, and Michael Stenger, the former sergeant-at-arms of the Senate will testify. 

Steven Sund is the former chief of the Capitol Police.Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

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The three stepped down immediately after the attack on the Capitol, which occurred as lawmakers were voting to certify the Electoral College vote for President Biden.​

Five people died in the mayhem, including a Capitol Police officer.

A man calls on people to raid the building as Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

Robert Contee, the acting chief of police for the Metropolitan Police Department, ​whose officers​ responded to the

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