By Earl Heal:Published September 5, 2022
The U.S. House of Representatives voted June 30, 2021, to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. The resolution required the Speaker of the House to appoint 13 bipartisan committee members, five Republicans after consultation with the minority leader.
Prior to the resolution passing, the inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police stated that the agency:
• “Lacked adequate guidance for operational planning. • “Failed to disseminate relevant information obtained from outside sources and disseminated conflicting intelligence information regarding planned events for Jan. 6, 2021. • “First Responder Unit did not have the proper resources to complete its mission.”[...read more]