Senate’s January 6th Report Places Blame on Federal Law Enforcement, Failure of Planning and Response

On Tuesday, two committee of the United States Senate released their bipartisan reports on the alleged causes of the mostly peaceful protest that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6th, Breitbart reports.

The reports came from the Homeland Security Committee and the Rules Committee. Both summations ultimately determined that there was a massive failure of security, planning, and response by both the United States Capitol Police and the Capitol Police Board. In addition, there were “critical breakdowns” in communication between three federal agencies responsible for handling such potential unrest: the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to the report, none of the federal agencies in question issued any “threat assessments” for a possible incident on January 6th, even though they had previously monitored political demonstrations for the possibility of violence in the past. The report also claims, without evidence, that there were “online calls for violence at the Capitol.”

The report claims that the Capitol Police were “not adequately prepared to prevent or respond to the January 6th security threats, which contributed to the breach of the Capitol.” Subsequently, when the peaceful protesters first entered the Capitol, “miscommunication and confusion” occurred “during response preparations, demonstrated by conflicting records about who authorized deployment and at what time,” which “contributed to the delayed deployment.”

The reports ultimately confirm that the incident on January 6th can be blamed on internal failures within the federal government, and not on President Donald Trump. The mainstream media and the Democratic Party have repeatedly and falsely blamed him for the peaceful protest that occurred on that day, baselessly accusing him of “inciting insurrection” after he pointed out the widespread voter fraud that took place in the 2020 presidential election.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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