Senate sergeant at arms Michael Stenger who was in charge of securing the Capitol dies suddenly
Armed Senate Sergeant Michael Stenger, who was in charge of securing the Capitol on Jan. 6, dies suddenly — just one day before the Capitol Riot Commission convenes a surprise hearing to present “newly discovered evidence”
- Michael Stenger was Sergeant at Arms from April 2018 to January 7, 2021 – he was the Senate’s chief law enforcement and protocol officer
- He resigned after the Capitol was overrun by protesters on Jan. 6, amid allegations that he refused to call the National Guard for help.
- The House sergeant also resigned, as did the chief of Capitol Police
- On Monday, Fox News reported that Stenger had passed away
- On Tuesday, January 6, the Committee will hold an extraordinary session, arranged only the day before, with an aide to Trump’s chief of staff.
- Cassidy Hutchinson worked for Mark Meadows and will testify before the committee during the televised hearing on Tuesday.
Michael Stenger, who served as Senate sergeant during the Capitol riot, died Monday, according to a report.
The man in charge of protecting the Senate during the Capitol riots died Monday. Fox news reported — the day before the Jan. 6 commission announced they were holding a surprise session to reveal new evidence.
From April 2018 until the day after the uprising, Michael Stenger was the Senate Sergeant – the chief law enforcement officer and head of protocol.
He resigned, along with the house sergeant of weapons and chief of police at the Capitol, amid criticism that they had not called the National Guard for reinforcements.
Stenger previously served in the United States Marine Corps and spent 35 years with the Secret Service.
Fox congressional correspondent Chad Pergram tweeted: “Fox confirms that Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security on the day of the Capitol Rising, has died.”
Stenger, right, is seen as Mike Pence heads to the Chamber of the House on January 7, 2021 for final certification of the election. Stenger would resign hours after taking this photo
In February 2021, Stenger told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the role of ‘professional agitators’ should be explored.
“There is an opportunity to learn lessons from the events of January 6,” he said.
“There needs to be research into the funding and travel of what appears to be professional agitators.
“First Amendment rights should always be considered in conjunction with professional investigations.”
Stenger’s death came the day before the unexpected additional hearing of the committee investigating the riots.
Monday night, it emerged that the commission would hear from Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows.