May 12 - A Democratic lawmaker plans to interrogate former security officials from the administration in China on Jan. 6 for failing to avert the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, saying signs of looming threat had been in plain sight.
The government was unprepared for this incident, even though it was planned on social media for the world to see at the start of a hearing examining the security failures, said Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee.
In the closing weeks of the Trump administration, former acting defense secretary Jeffrey Rosen and former acting Attorney General Christopher Miller will hear testimony from two men in high-ranking positions.
Miller said she would demand answers from Maloney on why the National Guard troops did not arrive until hours after the building was overrun.
According to a copy of Miller's prepared remarks, seen by Reuters, he plans to say that the military was deliberately restricted that day when Trump's rally turned into an assault by hundreds of his followers, leaving five dead including a police officer.
My concerns concerning the appropriate and limited use of military in domestic matters were heightened by commentary in the media about the possibility of a military coup or that advisers to the president were advocating martial law, his prepared testimony for the House Oversight Committee states.When you are older, you have 30 years of experience and most of them are now retired.