House Republicans push for oversight hearings into Capitol Police board
Republicans on the House Administration Committee, a panel charged with oversight into the U.S. Capitol Police, called on Democrats to endorse oversight hearings into the Capitol Police Board on Monday.
Why it matters: The former House and Senate sergeants-at-arms were replaced following their resignations in the wake of the lethal Jan. 6 Capitol attack, led largely by supporters of former President Trump.
- The Capitol Police Board consists of the sergeant-at-arms of the House, the sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper of the Senate, and the architect of the Capitol.
What they're saying: Ranking Republicans on the committee, including Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), pointed to a recent hearing with U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton that found "there is virtually no oversight of the board."
- The members said the hearing "would be the first time the entire board has appeared jointly before Congress since 1945."