by Truth Press Staff at Truth Press
There were multiple reports on Monday about the death of Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms who was responsible for security in the Senate during the Capitol riot. According to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Stenger died Monday morning.
The Washington Examiner also reported on it, saying that the cause of his death was “not immediately clear.”
Stenger stepped down in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot, after then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked for his resignation. He had been the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Senate between 2018 and 2021. Previously, he had served in the Secret Service.
Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement announcing he requested and received the resignation of Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/Qzfe5U2wdF
— Doge (@IntelDoge) January 8, 2021
Ultimately, it took over four hours for the National Guard to arrive on the scene that day, and some have questioned whether Stenger and his onetime House counterpart, Paul Irving, could have called for backup sooner, WUSA9 reported.
In response to the security breach on Jan. 6, Congress passed a raft of procedural reforms to quash any confusion in the rules about what authority Congress’s security team had to call for reinforcements.
Stenger testified before Congress in 2021, saying there should be investigations of the funding and travel of what appeared to be “professional agitators.” It’s not clear who he was referencing in that testimony…Continue Reading