The first congressional hearing digging into the security failures that led to the breach of the U.S. Capitol last month is underway on Capitol Hill:
“When an angry violent mob stages an insurrection on January 6th it was just not an attack on the building it was an attack on the Republic itself.”
Senator Amy Klobuchar says lawmakers also want to know:
“What took so long that day to deploy the National Guard that day both because of decisions made inside the Capitol complex but also made by others in the federal government.”
Former President Trump held a massive rally near the White House before the Capitol attack. He urged supporters to march to the hill to cheer on lawmakers who were protesting the election results. The certification process was interrupted by the attack but was ultimately completed later that night.