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The head of the U.S. Capitol Police is resigning after protestors breached the Capitol Building on Wednesday in Washington, D.C..
The resignation of U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund will take effect on January 15.
Capitol Police planned the event to be a ‘free speech’ demonstration putting trust into the protestors. However, it did not turn out as expected when a select few ruined it.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for Sund to step down from his position.
“There was a failure of leadership at the top of Capitol Police,” Nancy told reporters during a press conference.
Stepping down for Sund means there was a leadership failure.
It is still unknown why the building was breached after officers allegedly lead protestors inside.
The building was breached at around 2:15 pm — at around 6 pm the building was secured after being under siege.
A small group of officers were praised by Sun on Thursday after they faced thousands of people attending.
Select protestors violently attacked Police and other law enforcement officers with metal pipes, chemicals and other weapons.
“They were determined to enter the Capitol Building by causing great damage,” Sund said according to KMGH-TV.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke out about the violence that happened at the Capitol.
“Those who violently besieged our capitol are the opposite of everything that this administration stands for. The core value of our administration is the idea that all citizens have the right to live in safety peace and freedom,” McEnany said.
“The violence we saw yesterday at our nation’s capital was appalling, reprehensible, and antithetical to the American way. We condemn it, the president and this administration, in the strongest possible terms.”
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