Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday called for the resignation of the head of Capitol Police and announced that another security official would step down following the rioting at the Capitol the previous day.
Pelosi said during a news conference that she has yet to hear from Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund since Wednesday’s events when a pro-Trump mob overwhelmed officers and swarmed the building.
“I think we have to have a full review,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.
“What was underestimated? That the president of the United States would not be as inciteful? Perhaps somebody thought for a moment that he would be patriotic before he leaves office for just this once,” she said.
The Speaker said the House sergeant-at-arms, Paul Irving, would step down. He has served in the role since January 2012. Sund, meanwhile, assumed his role as Capitol Police chief last June.