Repost from Just the News.
Multiple whistleblowers have come forward to Congress alleging the Capitol Police had significant intelligence warnings about violence on Jan. 6 and the department failed to create the proper security plan, a key lawmaker tells Just the News.
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, which oversees Capitol security, confirmed the whistleblowers after a Just the News report on Tuesday revealed that former Capitol Police intelligence analyst Eric Hoar wrote a stinging email to his leadership three days after the Jan. 6 riots alleging widespread failures to react to the pre-riot intelligence warnings.
Davis said several of those raising concerns have faced reprisal and retaliation, something he hopes Republicans will expose if they take control of Congress next year.
“There were many more Eric Hoars,” Davis told the “Just the News, Not Noise” television show Wednesday night. “There are many more whistleblowers that we’re protecting, because we don’t want to see them retaliated against. They have said similar things to us about a retaliatory environment within the Capitol Police Intelligence Division. That is wrong.
“We need to do a better job of making sure that we care less about punishing our officers who are just trying to make sure a Jan. 6 never happens again than we are about fixing the problems that led to the security failures before and on Jan. 6.”
Davis confirmed that Hoar is one of the whistleblowers who have given testimony to his investigators. He said others came forward after the congressman set up a website for whistleblowers to come forward.