Klobuchar will lead hearings on U.S. Capitol insurrection

Minnesota’s senior senator Amy Klobuchar announced that she and three other Senators would hold hearings on the security failures after the insurrection of the United States Capitol last week.

“An attack on the Capitol Building is an attack on every American,” the Senators said in a joint statement, and plan to work across the aisle to “ensure this never happens again.”

Senator Roy Blunt and Klobuchar both lead the Senate Committees on Rules and Administration, and Senators Gary Peters and Rob Portman lead the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced flags will be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of the Capitol Police Officers who have fallen, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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