- A House committee will discuss the findings of the fourth IG flash report on the Capitol siege.
- The report found “disturbing inadequacies” in the USCP’s preparation and response to the attack, Rep. Lofgren said.
- The House Administration Committee will hold its fifth public hearing on the January 6 riot.
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The House Administration Committee will hold another public hearing on the Capitol riot in the wake of a flash report by the inspector general, which the chairwoman said revealed “disturbing inadequacies” in the Capitol Police’s preparation and response to the attack.
House Administration Chairwoman Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced Wednesday that the committee will host its fifth hearing on the events of January 6 – more than any other congressional committee has held on the matter. The date of the hearing is yet to be set.
US Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton will appear at the hearing to discuss the findings of the latest flash report, which “identified significant deficiencies pertaining to the Department’s Containment and Emergency Response Team and First Responders Unit and made more than 20 recommendations,” according to a statement from Lofgren.
Lofgren said in the statement that Bolton’s “latest flash report reveals, again, disturbing inadequacies in the Department leadership’s preparation for, and response to, the January 6 attack.”
“Examining these latest findings and recommendations will assist the Committee as we contemplate reforms,” she continued.
The report also raised “such significant and troubling concerns” that Bolton delivered an urgent advisory to USCP leadership before the probe was fully complete.
The announcement of the House Administration Committee’s hearing comes after Senate Republicans blocked a bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection.
“Despite Senate Republicans’ shameful filibuster of a compromise, bipartisan bill to establish an independent commission to investigate the deadly insurrection and attack on the capitol, the American people deserve answers,” Lofgren said.