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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Capitol breach can never happen again


January 8, 2021

Greg Nash - Associated Press pool

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., prepares to announce the Electoral College votes from Arizona as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that federal lawmakers must do everything they can in the coming weeks and months to ensure the U.S. Capitol never sees another security breach like what happened a day earlier.

"Of course there'll be a major investigation into what went wrong here," said Klobuchar, who was with many of her colleagues in the Senate chambers on Wednesday when a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters overtook Capitol Security and forced lawmakers to evacuate. "That has to happen. We need to know what went wrong so it never happens again."

Klobuchar is likely to have a prominent role in the congressional response. With the Democratic victories earlier this week in two Georgia special elections, her party is poised to take the narrowest of Senate majorities. That means Klobuchar will ascend to the chair of the Senate Rules Committee, where she has previously served as ranking member.


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