Watch As Capitol Security Chiefs Give First Senate Testimony To Date About Jan. 6

February 23, 2021
WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol bu... WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 23, 2021

Those in charge of security for the U.S. Capitol are testifying in public for the first time on Tuesday before Congress.

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is holding the hearing as it reviews security preparations in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt, and as it examines what steps were taken to defend the Capitol and lawmakers on the day itself.

Follow along below.

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What To Expect

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m., and will include testimony from:

  • Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee
  • Former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger
  • Former House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving
  • Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund

This hearing marks the first time that officials directly responsible for securing federal lawmakers and the Capitol will answer questions publicly.

The hearing is being jointly held with the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

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Those in charge of security for the U.S. Capitol are testifying in public for the first time on Tuesday before Congress.

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is holding the hearing as it reviews security preparations in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt, and as it examines what steps were taken to defend the Capitol and lawmakers on the day itself.

Follow along below.

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