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Blunt: Capitol Police ‘Fought Back’ Against Protesters Storming Capitol

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Blunt: Capitol Police ‘Fought Back’ Against Protesters Storming Capitol


Capitol police officers fought back “valiantly” against protesters storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday. “I resent any sense that the Capitol Police didn’t push back, fight back valiantly get out there and stand between first the building and then the people in the building that they’re there to protect,” Blunt told CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “The Capitol Police fought back. You can do anything with looking at film, not knowing what you’re talking about. I do know when you’re overwhelmed in law enforcement, one of the things you do is try to step back and regroup rather than just let yourself get surrounded. … And I deeply resent any suggestion that these officers didn’t do everything they could do.” Blunt chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. He announced with four other senators on Friday a bipartisan probe of how law enforcement agencies allowed …

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