Congressional Commission Looks At Preventing Future Capitol Attacks

Feb 24, 2021

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Ten of the more than 200 people have been arrested in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are from Ohio.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on what’s being done to deal with the fallout and prevent it from happening again.

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Senator Rob Portman sits on the congressional committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. He says it’s already clear there were problems with communication and a lack of training and gear for Capitol Police.


“We want to hold people accountable and we want to make sure, going forward, this can never happen again which is going to require some changes in both policy and I think some legislative changes.”


Portman says security will need to be structured differently in the Capitol, and communication improved between agencies that respond to problems. He says he expects to find out more in the coming days when FBI leaders appear in front of the committee.