Johnson: American People Deserve Answers About Capitol Security Breach

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ron Johnson sent letters to the current and former Sergeants at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate seeking information about the security planning done prior to the Electoral College certification on January 6, 2021. The letters were sent to Acting Senate Sergeant at Arms Jennifer Hemingway, Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett, former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, and former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving. Stenger and Irving have been replaced in the aftermath of the Capitol breach.

“The breach of the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was totally unacceptable,” Sen. Johnson said. “My sincere condolences to the loved ones of those who died. The American public has the right to know exactly what happened, what actions were and were not taken, and what planning and discussions occurred prior to the breach. An independent investigation must occur, but until it does, I have sent letters to the four former and now-acting sergeants at arms of the House and Senate, asking relevant questions that need to be answered. I am asking for their full and prompt cooperation so we can learn what went wrong and how to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.”

Text of the letters can be found here: