How January 6 security lapses enabled 2021’s Capitol attack
The 2022 mid-term elections may show us if our law enforcement agencies have learned from Jan. 6.
The November midterm elections may serve as more than just a reflection of which party America’s voters want to control Congress. They may also be a test of how much our law enforcement and domestic security agencies have learned from the lapses that led to last year’s Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
The prospect of highly contentious battles over certification of election results, particularly in key U.S. Senate races, coupled with the real possibility that the House select committee will have made criminal referrals of high-profile Jan. 6 instigators, portends a volatile threat environment that will challenge law enforcement to get it right this time.