Scarborough Calls for Capitol Hill Insurrectionists Be Charged with ‘Seditious Conspiracy’

“I thought it was an all-hands-on-deck situation.”

A U.S. Capitol police officer said he and others expected to work an extra shift, but were sent home early last Wednesday, barely hours before thousands came to Congress, broke in and in a riot after the vice president and spokesman The House was looking for President Donald Trump and his closest allies.

Business Insider reports that the anonymous officer “worked the night shift last week and found it” puzzling “that he and his colleagues were sent home earlier than expected on Wednesday. He also said no one asked him to come back after the attack. “

The officer “told Insiders he and others expected an extra shift” and “everyone in the department knew in advance that the Trump march was going to take place and thought it would all be on deck.” Situation. “He” even packed a backpack full of coffee and protein bars and expected to work well into the afternoon after his regular shift ended at 7 a.m. “

“Naive, I thought, well, you need to know something we don’t know. Maybe they have information that shows they will not get up the hill, ”he said. “Maybe they don’t think they are that violent. I trusted that by letting us go home they knew what they were doing. “

He says his wife woke him up and told him the insurgents broke through the Capitol. He “said he checked his phone and expected to find a series of missed calls requesting him to come to work but was shocked to find none at all.”

“They didn’t even try to remember us,” he adds, blaming Capitol Hill senior leadership. Capitol Hill Police Chief Steven Sund resigned after the domestic terrorist attack. He did not hold a press conference, but in an interview with the Washington Post accused House and Senate security and administration officials.

“The labor shortage caused the whole damn disaster. We just didn’t have any numbers, ”he said. “If we had every hand on deck and accepted outside help, we could probably have prevented them from getting on.”

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