January 6th Official Reported DEAD – What Is Happening?
(FeaturedNews.com) – The former Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) of the Senate who was on duty during the January 6 riot has died. Michael Stenger resigned shortly after the incident, along with the House SAA and the Capitol Police chief. Reports didn’t indicate a cause of death, but Fox News reported the official had been battling cancer.
Stenger provided testimony to a Senate panel about the January 6 incident in February 2021. He implored people to learn from what happened, which he called a coordinated attack. The former SAA suggested looking into who funded and transported the people to the nation’s capital that day, referring to the insurrectionists as “professional agitators.” He also cautioned investigators to be mindful of participants’ First Amendment rights.
Michael Stenger, Senate Sergeant at Arms on January 6th, was found dead today..
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 28, 2022
Stenger faced criticism for his inability to secure the Senate from protestors. Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) forced the official’s resignation due to the pushback over his failure that day.
The former SAA was supposed to go before the House January 6 committee on June 28. The group put the hearing on the schedule without notice after saying it wouldn’t meet again until July.
Stenger was a Marine Corp veteran before serving in the government. He worked 35 years for the Secret Service before taking a position at the Capitol in 2011, and became the top SAA official in 2018.
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