“It really is an enormous failure,” Sen. Jeff Merkley says after US Capitol sund'>Police Chief Steven Sund told lawmakers that he only learned this week about an FBI memo sent one day before the insurrection with an explicit warning about potential violence.
“These criminals came prepared for war,” said Capitol Police Chief StevenSund, who described the radio systems, explosives, climbing gear, chemical spray and other unusual measures they took to thwart security.
Former sund'>Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund described a scene that was “like nothing” he had seen in his 30 years of policing.
sund'>Steven Sund, the chief of the United States Capitol Police, on the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6: "These criminals came prepared for war."
When you hear lawmakers like Sen. Johnson suggest that the armed insurrection wasn't an armed insurrection, recall former Capitol Police ChiefSund's description: "These criminals came prepared for war."
NEW: There are some disastrous aspects of what went wrong with security on Jan. 6, but it all seemed to culminate in this 2:28 p.m. conference call, when the Pentagon heard pleas for help — and didn't respond for hours. Per Sund:
!!! Pelosi says Capitol Police Chief sund'>Steven Sund hasn’t called her since the events of yesterday. Calls for his resignation.