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House committee opens investigation into Capitol mob breach

House committee opens investigation into Capitol mob breach
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The House committee that funds the U.S. Capitol Police said Thursday it was opening an investigation into the security failures that allowed a violent mob of President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE's supporters to breach the Capitol building on Wednesday.

"The breach of the Capitol raises serious questions about what law enforcement did and what they should have done differently," House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauroTim Ryan, Rosa DeLauro giving free coffee and donuts to National Guard stationed at Capitol Trump seeks to freeze .4 billion of programs in final week of presidency House Democrats request cots for National Guard troops stationed in Capitol MORE (D-Conn.) and House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee Chairman Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanCapitol officer claims MAGA hat was part of ruse to rescue colleagues: report Tim Ryan, Rosa DeLauro giving free coffee and donuts to National Guard stationed at Capitol Agency IGs to probe breakdown in response to Capitol riots MORE (D-Ohio) said in a joint statement.

“To ensure the safety of those who work and visit here, we must get to the bottom of these breakdowns and prevent them from ever happening again," they added.

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The Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee oversees the Capitol Police, as well as other security agencies responsible for the Capitol such as the sergeant at arms. 

The investigation, they said, would include hearings "to directly question key leaders about what went wrong."

Those leaders are likely to include Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, the Sergeants at Arms from each chamber and the Architect of the Capitol, which together comprise the Capitol Police's oversight board.