WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the U.S. Capitol Police, on Tuesday released the following statement on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and Senate Rules Committees’ joint report on the January 6th Capitol insurrection:
“This report presents a damning critique of Capitol Police leadership and intelligence-sharing failures prior to the events of January 6th. As Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I will work to ensure the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis has the necessary resources to anticipate and warn federal, state, and local law enforcement of future acts of political violence and domestic terrorism. The Capitol insurrection was an attack on our democracy and the right of the American people to choose their leaders. Today’s report helps us understand the events of that day, but its limited scope highlights the continuing need for a thorough and bipartisan commission to investigate exactly how and why we arrived at this crisis point,” said Murphy.
Last month, Murphy blasted Senate Republicans for voting to block the establishment of a bipartisan January 6th commission.