The U.S. Senate Rules Committee continues to hold hearings about Capitol Police oversight during January’s Capitol attack. The committee released a report last week about the security failures involved after violent and destructive rioters flooded the Capitol. During a hearing Wednesday, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt questioned Inspector General of Capitol Police Michael Bolton.
The report recommends providing Capitol officers with ballistic helmets, gloves and gas masks; and increasing Capitol Police funding to support extra training, adequate staffing and equipment.