Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘Stunned’ by lack of urgency for National Guard -Contee

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Robert Contee, the Acting Chief of the DC Metropolitan Police, said Tuesday that he was “stunned” by the lack of urgency to send in the National Guard to help in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

“I have officers that were out there literally fighting for their lives and we’re going through what seemed like an exercise to really check the boxes. And it was not an immediate response…” Contee said.

Senators in the Homeland Security Committee and the Committee on Rules and Administration held a joint hearing Tuesday to find out where the breakdowns in planning and response occurred that allowed the violence to unfold in and around the U.S. Capitol, endangering the lives of, among others, former Vice President Mike Pence, on January 6th.

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