Letter: Anwers needed from McConell

The Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. Senate along with the same position for the U.S. House of Representatives are responsible for the security of the U.S. Capitol and Capitol buildings. These positions are elected by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House or Representatives respectively. Both failed miserably in defending the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. As a result, both Michael Stenger the Sergeant at Arms for the Senate and Sergeant at Arms for the US House of Representatives Paul Irving, resigned their positions. Capital Police Chief Steven Sund, who reports to both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also resigned as a result of the security failures at the Capital on January 6.

It is time to ask Senator McConnell the tough questions. What did you know and when did you know it type questions. When did McConnell become aware of the potential record crowd anticipated in DC on Jan. 6? Was McConnell aware of President Trump’s offer of National Guard support for the Capitol Police? When did he become aware of that offer? Did he reject, or agree to reject that offer?

These are questions the American people want asked in public setting and answered under oath. McConnell should be subjected to the same set of questions Speaker Pelosi is being asked by some member of the House of Representatives. Americans should demand answers.

Perhaps Senator McConnell’s recent anti-Trump statements reflect his true feelings of Trump. Or, perhaps they are brought on by his complicity in the planning of the Jan. 6, capital riots? Either way, America needs and deserves answers. We can handle the truth.

Joseph Kuhn,



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