Doug and I are grateful for the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and all who responded swiftly to the attack. We continue to be proud of the courageous men and women who defend the Capitol, especially during this challenging period.
Walking with Niko & his handler, Brad, around the Capitol it was amazing to see the joy & comfort he brought to the Capitol police, Capitol staff, & National Guard. Thank you to Milford’s @K9FRinc for sending pups to the Capitol to bring a smile to all of our faces.
Capitol Police were told not to use aggressive tactics against Jan. 6 rioters, reports @nytimes . An army official also opposed using the National Guard: "We don't like the optics." This week, up to 1,000 National Guard were deployed to MN after police killed #DaunteWright .
I just walked over to the Dirksen Senate Office Building to renew my Congressional Press Pass. I want to thank the Congressional staff, the Capitol Police Officers and the National Guard troops. They were all so nice especially during these trying times.
E) USCHS: The U.S. Capitol Police, this time with full and immediate cooperation of the D.C. Metropolitan Police and the National Guard, did an exemplary job of apprehending the suspect and protecting our nation’s most enduring symbol of freedom.
CAPITOL OFFICER KILLED: A 25-year-old suspect and a Capitol Police officer are dead, as another remains hospitalized, following the second deadly attack at the Capitol in 3 months. The assault sent National Guard troops scrambling and briefly put the complex on lockdown.
JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.
NPR: Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots