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Sen. Tim Kaine calls for commission after new report on Jan 6th Capitol attack

New details reveal police knew about potential violence for weeks

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is still calling for a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th siege at the U.S. Capitol, after a report released Tuesday showed new details.

The information revealed police knew for weeks that Trump supporters were planning an attack.

It showed U.S. Capitol authorities were aware of the potential violence but not everyone was warned. However, the report doesn’t fully say what brought rioters to Washington or former President Donald Trump’s role.

Kaine argues the report only strengthens the case for a 9/11-style commission that Republicans previously blocked.

“Capitol police were not given training to deal with a situation like this. They were not deployed in an effective way on that day to be ready to deal with what was likely to occur, based on the kind of intel that was floating out there,” said Kaine.

He said Capitol police have concerns that they were left unprepared because of poor leadership.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.