2) Portman: Second, our witnesses have differing accounts about requests for
National Guard assistance.
o We need to know: did the U.S. Capitol Police request
approval to seek National Guard assistance prior to January
6, and if so, why that request was denied.
The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says top security officials at the House and Senate rejected his early requests to call in the National Guard ahead of last week's events in D.C. that led to a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.