New Senate Report Reveals Major Security Breakdowns Leading Up to Capitol Riot | EWTN News Nightly
A new Senate report reveals major security breakdowns took place ahead of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. It finds rioters had posted several violent threats online in the days and weeks leading up to the attack, but government agencies failed to act. The bipartisan report was conducted by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees. The report shows intelligence officials really struggled with how to tell the difference between real threats and protected political speech. The 127 page report pieces together multiple warnings of violence that were poorly circulated and largely went unheeded by top leaders in several agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The report shows how people shared online maps of tunnels in the Capitol and made statements days before the riot. Intelligence is faulted throughout the report. It states that a Capitol police intelligence unit “did not convey the full scope of known information to USCP leadership, rank-and-file officers, or law enforcement partners.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s confident the necessary changes will be made and does not believe a January 6th commission needs to take place. Capitol Hill Correspondent, Erik Rosales reports.
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