McConnell: Bipartisan 1/6 Report Should Guide Ongoing Security Review
‘Today's report is one of the many reasons I am confident in the ability of existing investigations to uncover all actionable facts about the events of January 6th. I’ll continue to support these efforts over any that seek to politicize the process. And I would urge my colleagues to do the same.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding January 6th:
“Today the Homeland Security and Rules Committees released the conclusions of their months-long joint investigation into the circumstances of the unprecedented breach of security here at the Capitol on January 6th.
“I am grateful to our colleagues on both committees whose hard work made this invaluable report possible.
“My assessment of the terrible events of the 6th has been consistent from the beginning.
“I’ve condemned the perpetrators as well as those who enabled and encouraged them. And I’ve given full-throated support to our colleagues’ bipartisan inquiry, along with the work of federal investigators and prosecutors to ensure that every criminal participant faces justice.
“The Rules and Homeland Security report identifies a number of serious shortcomings in Capitol security that were exposed and exploited on the 6th. It directs our attention to the most glaring gaps that could leave the complex vulnerable to future incidents.
“Through the efforts of the Capitol Police, the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, and other institutional partners, the Senate’s work to close these gaps is already well underway.
“The committees’ inquiry into January 6th is ongoing. And the nationwide search for a new chief of the Capitol Police is making progress.
“Our colleagues’ latest findings should guide the entire institution’s ongoing security review.
“Today's report is one of the many reasons I am confident in the ability of existing investigations to uncover all actionable facts about the events of January 6th.
“I’ll continue to support these efforts over any that seek to politicize the process. And I would urge my colleagues to do the same.”
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