January 8 According to a report by the U.S. media on the 7th, after a serious riot in Congress, the security officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives have submitted resignations.
According to the Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader McConnell issued a statement on the same day: “Today I request and received the resignation of Michael Stanger, the Senate Security Officer, with immediate effect.”
According to the report, after the riots, Senate Minority Leader Schumer vowed that if Stanger did not resign voluntarily before January 20, he would directly fire him.
In addition, Speaker of the House Pelosi announced earlier that day that Paul Owen, the Security Officer of the House, had submitted his resignation.
Congressional Police Chief Steven Sander also said his resignation would take effect on January 16. Sander said that the police had planned to deal with a free speech demonstration, but did not expect a violent attack.
During the violent clashes on the 6th, many legislators went to safe places to take refuge, others hid in the office and pushed tables and chairs against the door to prevent demonstrators from breaking in.
The joint congressional meeting to confirm the electoral college vote was also interrupted for several hours.