An information gap after the Capitol attack has caused fear among members of Congress that it was inside the Capitol Police.
Why it matters: Mass resignations by the Capitol Police Chief and Senate and House Sergeant-at-Arms, along with some briefings by federal officials such as the FBI, have left important questions and a Democratic Congress in Ohio trying to fill the gaps.
Rape Tim Ryan, chairman of one of the house appointments overseeing the Capitol Police, has conducted three virtual briefings to update reporters.
- On Monday, he shared the shocking news that two Capitol Police officers were suspended for their behavior during the riot and 10-15 were being investigated.
- “One was a selfie officer, and the other was an officer who put on the MAGA cap and started directing people around,” Ryan said.
- There has not been an official briefing or press conference of the Capitol Police since the attack.
A House Democratic aide told Axios Among other things discussed on their weekly caucus call this afternoon, members “expressed great anger and frustration about national security failures.”
- Rep. Jim Gibbarn (DS.C.) said on Friday that something “untoward” had occurred after the rioters showed up, looking for an unmarked office separate from their main location in Statemark Hall, which emerged with his name Was.
Background: Ryan and Repo. Rosa Delaro (D-Con) announced last Thursday that the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Capitol Police, is actively investigating what happened.
- They are conducting a number of hearings and calls with law enforcement and military officials, working tightly to get more answers and implementing changes / reforms for the inauguration.
Bottom-line: The uncertainty is that the presidential election in nine days ticks on Joe Biden’s inauguration.