Senate panels to hold hearings on deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Senate panels to hold hearings on deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Top Capitol security officials will be grilled on Tuesday by two Senate committees investigating law enforcement failures involving planning and response during the Jan. 6 riot when supporters of former President Donald Trump converged on the building as a joint-session of Congress was voting on certifying the November election. 

Steve Sund, the former chief of the Capitol Police, will appear along with Paul Irving and Michael Stenger, the former sergeants-at-arms of the House and Senate.

The three stepped down after the Jan. 6 siege in which five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died.​

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Robert Contee, the acting chief of police for the Metropolitan Police Department, ​whose officers​ responded to the scene after the mob seized the Capitol and secured the building, will also testify. 

The hearing will take place as part of a joint investigation by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. 

Steve Sund, the former

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