Senate will summon Pentagon brass over response to Capitol attack

The Senate will grill Defense Department officials about allegations they resisted a call to help defend the Capitol against a violent mob on Jan. 6.

Pentagon officials “are coming next week,” Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, told reporters Tuesday during a joint oversight hearing examining the events leading to the Capitol attack. Klobuchar said next week’s hearing will also include witnesses from Homeland Security and the FBI.

The hearing Tuesday featured a trio of Capitol law enforcement officials who were in charge of building security on Jan. 6 but were forced out of their jobs by House and Senate leaders
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