Senator Rick Scott speaks about being a part of the Capitol riot hearing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Senator Rick Scott will be on the bipartisan hearing in the Senate Tuesday that will oversee what happened leading up to the Capitol Riots on January 6.

The hearing includes top officials who were responsible for security at the Capitol. Three of those officials, former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Michael Stenger and former House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving, resigned in the immediate wake of the attack.

Scott told Jacksonville’s Morning News that he wants to know what happened.

“What’s important to me is to understand what happened, why they took the decision, why they made the decisions they made, what did they know ahead of time? And, you know, and would they have changed their decision going forward,” Scott said.

Scott is a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. That committee and the Rules and Administration Committee will be holding a joint hearing starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

He also told WOKV that he will also ask about the National Guard troops that are still surrounding the Capitol.

“I want to understand what threat are they worried about right now? Clearly you can tell that there’s a complete lockdown on the U.S. Capitol right now and they don’t want anybody to be able to come in. This is where people come from all over the world to look at look at freedom and liberty,” Scott said.

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is a General Assignment Reporter for 104.5 WOKV.

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