The Senate will grill Defense Department officials about allegations they resisted a call to help defend the Capitol against a violent mob on Jan. 6.
Pentagon officials “are coming next week,” Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, told reporters Tuesday during a joint oversight hearing examining the events leading to the Capitol attack. Klobuchar said next week’s hearing will also include witnesses from Homeland Security and the FBI.
The hearing Tuesday featured a trio of Capitol law enforcement officials who were in charge of building security on Jan. 6 but were forced out of their jobs by House and Senate leaders following the attack, which was carried out by pro-Trump protesters and left five people dead and dozens injured.
Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, the day’s top witness, has repeatedly accused top Pentagon officials of resisting a request that day to send the D.C. National Guard to the scene to help