In a report released Tuesday, two Senate committees examining security in the aftermath of the January 6 takeover of the US Capitol building detailed a slew of government, military, and law enforcement blunders.
The report recommended giving the Capitol police commander more authority and laying out procedures for the Pentagon, the US Defense Department's headquarters, to respond quickly.
Multiple intelligence agencies failed to function properly throughout the incident, according to the committees, and Capitol Police officers lacked the necessary training to stop the rioters.
During the incident, the committees discovered that the Pentagon spent hours evaluating Capitol Police calls for assistance. They only took nearly three hours to deploy DC National Guard troops after they were asked.
The bipartisan Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees were looking into the riots carried out by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6.