Medical staff in the U.S. Capitol reminded all congressmen to be tested for the new crown virus on the 10th.Because they may stay in the same room with people infected with the new crown virus for a long time while avoiding riots on the 6th.
When the US Senate and House of Representatives held a joint meeting on the 6th to certify the results of the presidential election,Violent protesters broke into the Capitol,The meeting was interrupted for several hours,The parliamentarians were sent to specific locations to escape the riots.
Congress doctor Brian Moynihan sent a letter to all members on the 10th,Urge them to be tested.He wrote: "Many members of the House of Representatives took shelter in the room at that time.Some people stayed there for hours.A person infected with the new crown is also in the room.Some people may have contact with an infected person."
Moynihan did not say who the infected person was.Demonstrators rushed into the parliament building on the 6th,Rampaged in the lobby and office,Tumbling over boxes and cabinets,The scene was in a mess.Dozens of parliamentarians were sent to a safe place to take shelter.
A video displayed on the Internet,Some Republican congressmen did not wear masks when hiding in a room.This video was exposed,Dissatisfied some congressmen and congressional staff.
Those Republican lawmakers who don't wear masks include the newly-elected Federal Representative of Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Green.She is a die-hard supporter of President Donald Trump,Previously supported a "conspiracy theory" group that claimed fraud in the presidential election last November.
[Police Officer Suicide]
A congressional police officer was hit in the head by a fire extinguisher during law enforcement on the 6th.He was seriously injured and died.At least a dozen congressional policemen were injured.Members of Congress, the American public and the media questioned,Why did the security department fail to judge the possibility and severity of the demonstrators' impact on the Capitol?Why was it ineffective that day?The Capitol Police Chief, House Security Officer, and Senate Security Officer announced their resignations under pressure.
The Associated Press reported on the 10th with a number of Congressional Police Department officials.On the 6th, the Capitol did not increase manpower.The deployed police force is equivalent to the number of people who respond to general protests and provide guards for parliamentarians during meetings.For confidentiality considerations,These police officers did not disclose the specific number of police officers on duty that day.
An assistant to a Republican congressman told The Associated Press,The Congressional Police Department has reminded members,A large number of demonstrators are expected to gather near the White House on the 6th.But it did not mention that the demonstrators might head to the Capitol.The Congressional Police Department recommends that members be prepared to use underground passages.This passage connects the Parliament Building, where the conference hall is located, and the House of Representatives office building across the street from the south.
On the 10th, the police confirmed the death of another Congressman who was involved in the riot.But no details were disclosed.Associated Press reported,The name of the deceased was Howard Liebengood,51 years old,Served in the Congress Police since 2005,His father was a Senate Security Officer.Two people familiar with Libengood said,He "clearly died of suicide."The Washington Post reported,Libengood witnessed the riots in the Capitol,Suicide last weekend.
As the investigation deepens,The FBI tried to find out whether some demonstrators intended to hijack congressmen.A police officer said,Some witnesses saw some demonstrators carrying plastic ties and handcuffs.(Guo Qian) (Special feature from Xinhua News Agency)