Washington DC officials are working to secure the city and the Capitol ahead of January 20, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said that no less than 6,200 National Guard troops will be deployed to the capital over next week as part of the efforts to secure the inauguration ceremony.
He also said that a 7-foot unscalable fence is being installed around the Capitol Building to prevent rioters from scaling over it or at least slow them.
Capitol Police has been under fire since Wednesday’s riots that left five dead including a member of theirs.
The US House of Appropriations Committee announced that the Capitol Police failure is being investigated.
“The coup attempt at the Capitol yesterday was instigated by President Trump and responsibility for the violence rests with him and his supporters who ransacked the People’s House.”
“However, the breach of the Capitol raises serious questions about what law enforcement did and what they should have done differently.”
“We recognized the bravery of the Capitol Police and law enforcement officers who protected Members and essential workers in the Capitol Complex yesterday. At the same time, it is obvious that there was a severe systemic failure.”