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Blunt Questions Why Certain Weapons Were Not Used Against Capitol Rioters; Talks about Officer Shortage

The U.S. Senate Rules Committee continues to hold hearings about Capitol Police oversight during January’s Capitol attack. The committee released a report last week about the security failures involved after violent and destructive pro-Trump rioters flooded the Capitol. During a hearing Wednesday, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt questions Michael Bolton, the Inspector General of Capitol Police.

The report recommends providing Capitol officers with ballistic helmets, gloves and gas masks; and increasing Capitol Police funding to support extra training, adequate staffing and equipment.

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